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1 Black Parallel School Board v. Sacramento City Unified School District
2:19-at-00821 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/05/2019 - Case Ongoing
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento City Unified School District
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-CA-0035
Sacramento County
Coding Complete
On September 5, 2019, the Black Parallel School Board and three students in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) filed a class action in United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs sued SCUSD and a selection of its officers under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II ... [view]
2 Rapuano v. Trustees of Dartmouth College
1:18-cv-01070 (D.N.H.)
Filed 11/15/2018 - Case Ongoing
Trustees
Dartmouth College
Education
ED-NH-0001
Hanover
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On November 15, 2018, seven women students in Dartmouth's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences sued the Trustees of Dartmouth College under Title IX and New Hampshire common law. The plaintiffs claimed a hostile educational environment, gender discrimination, quid pro quo sexual harassment, and retaliation in violation of Title IX ... [view]
3 Young Advocates For Fair Education v. Cuomo
1:18-cv-04167-ILG-JO (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/23/2018 - Closed 2019
Governor of New York
Education
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-NY-0008
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On July 23, 2018, the Young Advocates for Fair Education (YAFFED) filed this lawsuit in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff advocacy group sued the New York governor, the Chancellor of the Board of Regents of New York, and the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the First ... [view]
4 Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) v. DeVos
1:18-cv-01636 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/12/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Education
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-DC-0008
District of Columbia County
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On July 12, 2018, the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. COPAA sued the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Represented by the National Center for Youth Law and ... [view]
5 The National Federation of the Blind v. U.S. Department of Education
1:18-cv-01568-TDC (D. Md.)
Filed 05/31/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-MD-0002
Washington, D.C.
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On May 31, 2018, The National Federation of the Blind filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Northern Division). The plaintiff brought this lawsuit under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”). It sued the U.S. Department of Education and the Secretary of Education along with the Acting Assistant ... [view]
6 SurvJustice Inc. v. Devos
3:18-cv-00535 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/25/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
Department of Education
Education
ED-CA-0027
Coding Complete
On January 25, 2018, SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates, and Victim Rights Law Center filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. These three nonprofit organizations sued the U.S. Department of Education under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), ... [view]
7 New York Times Company v. U.S. Department of Justice
1:17-cv-07439-JGK (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 09/28/2017 - Closed 2018
United States Department of Justice
Education
ED-NY-0018
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2017, the New York Times Company filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff sued the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The plaintiff, represented by private counsel, sought declaratory and ... [view]
8 K.A. v. Hobby
1:17-cv-00099-LJA (M.D. Ga.)
Filed 06/01/2017 - Closed
Worth County Sheriff's Office
Policing
Criminal Justice (Other)
Education
ED-GA-0002
Worth County
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This case was brought in response to an event that occurred on April 14, 2017 in Worth County. That day, approximately 40 uniformed police officers arrived at Worth County High School and put the school on lockdown to conduct a drug search. They did not have a search warrant. Although the officers had a “target list” of thirteen suspected ... [view]
9 Department of Education OCR Title IX Investigation of Humboldt State University
09-17-2481 (No Court)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2017
Humboldt State University
Education
ED-CA-0005
Humboldt County
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In the spring of 2017, a student at Humboldt State University filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, San Francisco Office for Civil Rights (OCR). She alleged that the university discriminated against her on the basis of her sex because administrators did not respond to her complaint of sexual assault promptly or equitably. The ... [view]
10 Students for Fair Admissions v. University of Texas at Austin
D-1-GN-17-002930 (State Court)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2018
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin
Education
ED-TX-0005
Travis County
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Students for Fair Admission, Inc. (SFFA), the same group that supported a white student’s allegation of racial discrimination against the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 (see Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 645 F. Supp. 2d 587, 608 (W.D. Tex. 2009), filed a complaint against the same university, its president, provost, ... [view]
11 Trustees of Princeton University v. United States Department of Education
1:17-cv-00485-TSC (D.D.C.)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2017
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Education
ED-DC-0007
District of Columbia County
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On Mar. 17, 2017, the plaintiff, Princeton University, filed a "reverse Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)" lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its sub-agency, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act; 5 U.S.C. §§ 701-706; FOIA; 5 U.S.C. § 552; the Trade Secrets Act; and 18 U.S.C. § 1905, ... [view]
12 Yale University v. Connecticut State Codes and Standards Committee
HHB-CV-17-6038904-S (State Court)
Filed 2017 - Closed 2018
Connecticut State Codes and Standards Committee
Connecticut State Codes and Standards Committee
Education
Public Accomm./Contracting
ED-CT-0006
Hartford County
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At the urging of a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual law students called OutLaws, in December 2016, Yale University requested an exemption from Connecticut’s building code, which required a building to have a minimum number of bathrooms for women and men, not including gender-neutral bathrooms. Seeking to better accommodate ... [view]
13 D.R. ex rel. Richardson v. Michigan Department of Education
2:16-cv-13694-AJT-APP (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 10/18/2016 - Case Ongoing
Genesee Intermediate School District
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
Environmental Justice
ED-MI-0007
Genesee County
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On October 18, 2016, families in Flint, Michigan filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was assigned to Judge Arthur J. Turnow. The plaintiffs sued the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Flint Community Schools (FCS), and the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) ... [view]
14 Gary B. v. Snyder
2:16-cv-13292-SJM-APP (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 09/13/2016 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Michigan
Education
ED-MI-0006
Coding Complete
On September 13, 2016, seven school children, represented by a California public interest law firm, filed this class action suit against Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and state education officials in the Eastern District of Michigan under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs alleged that the state denied students their constitutional right to ... [view]
15 Women's Liberation Front v. U.S. Department of Justice
1:16-cv-00915-WPL-KBM (D.N.M.)
Filed 08/11/2016 - Closed 2017
Department of Justice
Education
ED-NM-0002
Coding Complete
On August 11, 2016, the Women's Liberation Front ("WoLF") - an unincorporated association of radical feminists dedicated to the total liberation of women and fighting to end male violence, regain reproductive sovereignty for women, and preserve women-only spaces - filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The ... [view]
16 Kenny v. Wilson
2:16-cv-02794-CWH (D.S.C.)
Filed 08/11/2016 - Case Ongoing
Attorney General of South Carolina
Criminal Justice (Other)
Education
CJ-SC-0001
Coding Complete
On August 11, 2016, the non-profit, Girls Rock, and four students of South Carolina public schools, filed this lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The plaintiffs sued the Attorney General of South Carolina and the heads of twelve South Carolina Police Departments under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented ... [view]
17 Doe v. Pasadena Unified School District
2:16-cv-00984-BRO-GJS (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 02/11/2016 - Case Ongoing
Pasadena Unified School District
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-CA-0025
Los Angeles County
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On February 11, 2016, six students with behavior-related disabilities residing in Pasadena brought this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, though their guardians, sued the Pasadena Unified School District for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §� ... [view]
18 United States v. State of North Carolina
1:16-cv-00425 (M.D. N.C.)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2017
State of North Carolina
State of North Carolina
Equal Employment
Education
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-NC-0004
Coding Complete
This is one of several federal lawsuits addressing North Carolina Session Law 2016-3, House Bill 2 (HB2), which was passed on March 23, 2016. For the others, see the case collection. On February 22, 2016, ... [view]
19 W. v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education
2:16-cv-00943 (E.D. Wis.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Kenosha Unified School District No. 1
Education
ED-WI-0002
Kenosha County
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The plaintiff in this case was a 16-year-old rising senior at the George Nelson Temper High School (Temper), which is part of the Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 (KUSD), in Wisconsin. Plaintiff, who was assigned female on his birth certificate but whose gender identity is male, suffers from gender dysphoria, a ... [view]
20 McCrory v. United States
5:16-cv-00238 (E.D.N.C.)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2017
U.S. Department of Justice
Equal Employment
Education
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-NC-0003
Coding Complete
This is one of several federal lawsuits addressing North Carolina Session Law 2016-3, House Bill 2 (HB2), which was passed on March 23, 2016. For the others, see the case collection. On May 9, 2016, North ... [view]
21 Students for Fair Admissions v. U.S. Department of Education
1:16-cv-02154 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2017
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Education
ED-DC-0006
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On Oct. 27, 2016, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFFA) sued the U.S. Department of Education in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. In its complaint, the plaintiff alleged that on Jan. 11, 2016 it submitted a request under FOIA, seeking all ... [view]
22 Alicia B. v. Malloy
3:16-cv-00065 (D. Conn.)
Filed 12/15/2015 - Case Ongoing
Hartford Board of Education
Education
ED-CT-0005
Hartford County
Coding Complete
On December 15, 2015, two African-American students in Connecticut public schools filed this lawsuit in Connecticut Superior Court. On January 14, 2016, the case was removed to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued the Bloomfield Board of Education, the Manchester Board of Education, the Hartford ... [view]
23 S.R. v. Kenton County
2:15-cv-00143-WOB-JGW (E.D. Ky.)
Filed 08/03/2015 - Closed 2018
Kenton County Sheriff's Office
Kenton County Sheriff's Office
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-KY-0002
Kenton County
Coding Complete
On August 3, 2015, two minor children with disabilities filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The plaintiffs sued the Kenton County Sheriff's Office, the Sheriff for Kenton County (in only his official capacity), and the Sheriff's Office's School Resource Officer (in his official and individual ... [view]
24 Department of Education OCR Title IX Investigation of University of California at Berkeley
09-15-2392 (No Court)
Filed 07/15/2015 - Case Ongoing
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Education
ED-CA-0033
Alameda County
Coding Complete
On July 15, 2015, The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened an investigation after three similar complaints were filed against the University of California, Berkeley. The complainants alleged that the university failed to respond promptly and equitably to notice that the complainants, and other students, had ... [view]
25 G.G. [Gavin Grimm] v. Gloucester County School Board
4:15-cv-00054 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 06/11/2015 - Case Ongoing
Gloucester County School Board
Education
ED-VA-0002
Gloucester County
Coding Complete
On June 11, 2015, Gavin Grimm, a sixteen-year-old transgender boy filed this lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiff, represented by the national and Virginia ACLU, proceeded under Title IX and 42 U.S.C. § 1983. He sought a preliminary and permanent ... [view]
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