Case: National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard University

3:15-cv-30023 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: Feb. 12, 2015

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Case Summary

On February 12, 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), on behalf of its members (including four named in the complaint) and a proposed class, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued Harvard University under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the Disability Law Center, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, the …

On February 12, 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), on behalf of its members (including four named in the complaint) and a proposed class, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued Harvard University under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the Disability Law Center, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, the National Association of the Deaf Law and Advocacy Center, and private council. The plaintiffs sought a permanent injunction that would require Harvard to provide accurate captioning on its online content along with declaratory relief and attorneys' fees. The parties claimed that Harvard had willfully violated the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing captioned video and audio content on its platforms and therefore excluding deaf and hard of hearing individuals from benefiting from said content.

The plaintiffs alleged that Harvard did not have administrative procedures or policies in place to ensure that its online content had accurate captioning, whether or not that content had been created or produced by Harvard itself. This issue extended back to 2010, when the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education issued a joint letter to university colleges and presidents to make clear that the requirements of § 504 and ADA include technological devices when used by places of public accommodation. The following year, the Department of Education released an FAQ explaining the letter, indicating that its contents were predicated on legal precedents and that the letter would apply to all forms of emerging technology, including online content. Despite this and repeated requests from the NAD, Harvard had not accurately captioned much of its online content.

After the initial filing of the complaint on February 12, 2015, Harvard filed a motion to dismiss on May 11, 2015, citing issues of jurisdiction and a failure to state a cause of action. There were a number of responses to Harvard's motion, including the filing of an Amicus Brief by a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice, who agreed with the plaintiffs on this issue. On September 10, 2015, there was a hearing on the motion to dismiss held before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. On February 9, 2016, Judge Robertson recommended that the court deny the defendant’s motion to stay or dismiss in its entirety. 2016 WL 3561622. Judge Mark G. Mastroianni adopted Judge Robertson’s recommendation, officially denying the motion on November 3, 2016. The parties then elected to try to settle the dispute using a private mediator. The parties met with the mediator several times, but on February 22, 2018 both parties declared that they were unable to come to an agreement. Judge Robertson set a trial date for 2019.

On June 29, 2019, Harvard filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings. The parties agreed that Magistrate Judge Robertson could conduct this proceeding, and all subsequent proceedings. She granted in part and denied in part Harvard's motion. 377 F.Supp.3d 49. After receiving this order, the parties agreed to re-enter settlement negotiations. The parties mediated the case and reached a proposed settlement that they submitted to the court for approval. The proposed settlement included a consent decree whereby Harvard would caption all of its new online content created after December 1, 2019, caption content created prior to December 1, 2019 at the request of an individual who cannot access the content, establish and implement a "cure process" by which any member of the public can inform Harvard that content has not been captioned or has been inaccurately captioned, report on its compliance with the consent decree every six months, and give the court 42 months of jurisdiction to ensure compliance and enforcement of the settlement. In addition, Harvard pledged not to oppose the plaintiffs' motion for $1,575,000 in attorneys' fees.

On December 9, 2019, Magistrate Judge Robertson granted the motion, thereby certifying the settlement class and preliminarily approving the consent decree. 2019 WL 6699449. The court conducted a fairness hearing on the content of the proposed settlement on February 25, 2020. Judge Robertson approved the consent decree and entered final judgment in favor of the National Association of the Deaf. Judge Robertson also also awarded the plaintiffs $1,575,000 in attorneys' fees. The effective date of the consent decree was February 26, 2020, set for expiration in August of 2023.

Summary Authors

Carolyn Weltman (10/11/2015)

Rachel Carpman (11/19/2018)

Hope Brinn (1/24/2020)

Sabrina Glavota (5/25/2020)

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Judge(s)

Mastroianni, Mark Gerald (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Charmatz, Marc P. (Maryland)

Cochran, Shaylyn Capri (District of Columbia)

Eichner, Stanley J. (Missouri)

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Glassman, Richard M. (Massachusetts)

Griffin, Christine M. (Massachusetts)

Gupta, Namita (California)

Jackson, Caroline E. (Maryland)

Kistner, Timothy (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Mastroianni, Mark Gerald (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Charmatz, Marc P. (Maryland)

Cochran, Shaylyn Capri (District of Columbia)

Eichner, Stanley J. (Missouri)

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Glassman, Richard M. (Massachusetts)

Griffin, Christine M. (Massachusetts)

Gupta, Namita (California)

Jackson, Caroline E. (Maryland)

Kistner, Timothy (Massachusetts)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Mayerson, Arlene Brynne (California)

Morris, Sarah (Colorado)

Murphy, Thomas P. (Massachusetts)

Myers, Carly A. (California)

Parton, Caitlin (Massachusetts)

Pritchard, Tatum A. (Massachusetts)

Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)

Rosenblum, Howard A (Maryland)

Sellers, Joseph Marc (District of Columbia)

Wilensky, Julie H. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Braceras, Roberto M. (Massachusetts)

Grumer, Janet (California)

Hoeplinger, Stephen M. (Missouri)

Jay, William M. (District of Columbia)

Johnson, Jeffrey R. (District of Columbia)

Kim, Andrew (District of Columbia)

Luz, Jennifer B. (Massachusetts)

Morrison, Christopher M. (Massachusetts)

Naeve, Robert A (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Lanvers, Charlotte L. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:15-cv-30023

Docket [PACER]

Feb. 26, 2020

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Docket
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Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

Complaint
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Amicus Brief

National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard

June 25, 2015

June 25, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Report and Recommendation Regarding Defendants' Motion to Stay or Dismiss

Feb. 9, 2016

Feb. 9, 2016

Magistrate Report/Recommendation
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Memorandum and Order Regarding Defendants' Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard

March 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum and Order Regarding Plaintiffs' Assented-to Motion to Certify the Class for Settlement Purposes and for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement

National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard

Dec. 9, 2019

Dec. 9, 2019

Order/Opinion
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Consent Decree

National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard

Feb. 26, 2020

Feb. 26, 2020

Order/Opinion

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Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4275841/national-association-of-the-deaf-v-harvard-university/

Last updated Aug. 25, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 3 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Bill Lann Lee and Julie Wilensky. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 02/12/2015)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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Summons Issued as to Harvard University. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should download this summons, complete one for each defendant and serve it in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiff(s) not receiving notice electronically for completion of service. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 02/12/2015)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Bill Lann Lee, Julie Wilensky Filing fee: $ 200, receipt number 0101-5404497 by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Bill Lann Lee, # 2 Exhibit Signature of Julie Wilensky)(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/12/2015)

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Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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ELECTRONIC NOTICE of Case Assignment. Judge Mark G. Mastroianni assigned to case. If the trial Judge issues an Order of Reference of any matter in this case to a Magistrate Judge, the matter will be transmitted to Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. (Abaid, Kimberly) (Entered: 02/12/2015)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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COMPLAINT Class Action for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against All Defendants Filing fee: $ 400, receipt number 0101-5404055 (Fee Status: Filing Fee paid), filed by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Category Form, # 3 Proposed summons, # 4 Proposed summons)(Murphy, Thomas) (Attachment 2 replaced on 2/12/2015 with category sheet in the correct PDF format) (Finn, Mary). Modified on 2/12/2015 (Finn, Mary). (Entered: 02/12/2015)

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Feb. 12, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 7 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Timothy P. Fox and Sarah M. Morris. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 02/17/2015)

Feb. 17, 2015

Feb. 17, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Timothy Fox, Sarah Morris Filing fee: $ 200, receipt number 0101-5410891 by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Signature of Timothy Fox, # 2 Exhibit Signature of Sarah Morris)(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/17/2015)

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Feb. 17, 2015

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/17/2015)

Feb. 17, 2015

Feb. 17, 2015

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AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE Executed by Lee Nettles, National Association of the Deaf, Christy Smith, C. Wayne Dore, Diane Nettles. President and Fellows of Harvard College served on 2/17/2015, answer due 3/10/2015. Acknowledgement filed by Lee Nettles; National Association of the Deaf; Christy Smith; C. Wayne Dore; Diane Nettles. (Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/19/2015)

Feb. 19, 2015

Feb. 19, 2015

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AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE Executed by Lee Nettles, National Association of the Deaf, Christy Smith, C. Wayne Dore, Diane Nettles. Harvard University served on 2/17/2015, answer due 3/10/2015. Acknowledgement filed by Lee Nettles; National Association of the Deaf; Christy Smith; C. Wayne Dore; Diane Nettles. (Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/19/2015)

Feb. 19, 2015

Feb. 19, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Caroline Jackson, Marc Charmatz Filing fee: $ 200, receipt number 0101-5419419 by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit M. Charmatz Signature, # 2 Exhibit C. Jackson Signature)(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/23/2015)

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Feb. 23, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 11 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Marc P. Charmatz and Caroline E. Jackson. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 02/24/2015)

Feb. 24, 2015

Feb. 24, 2015

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Robert A. Naeve Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-5440617 by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 03/05/2015)

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March 5, 2015

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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 03/05/2015)

March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

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Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to May 11, 2015 to Respond to the Amended Complaint, Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint,, ( Responses due by 3/19/2015) by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 03/05/2015)

March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 13 Motion for Extension of Time; granting 13 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint,, President and Fellows of Harvard College answer due 5/11/2015. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher M. Morrison on behalf of President and Fellows of Harvard College (Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 15 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Robert A. Naeve. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

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NOTICE of Change of Address or Firm Name by Julie Wilensky (Wilensky, Julie) (Entered: 03/26/2015)

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 20 Motion for Leave to File Document In Excess of Twenty Pages. Allowed, up to thirty-five pages. Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Healy, Bethaney) (Entered: 05/08/2015)

May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to File Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendants' Motion to Stay or Dismiss the Complaint by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 05/08/2015)

May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Naeve, Robert) (Entered: 05/11/2015)

May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

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MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or MOTION to Dismiss by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Naeve, Robert). Added an additional relief - MOTION to Dismiss on 5/12/2015. (Finn, Mary). (Entered: 05/11/2015)

May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Jeffrey R. Johnson Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-5552337 by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jeffrey R. Johnson, Esq.)(Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 05/11/2015)

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May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 22 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added Jeffrey R. Johnson. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 05/12/2015)

May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015

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Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to 06/25/2015 to File Response/Reply as to 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith.(Wilensky, Julie) (Entered: 05/21/2015)

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 26 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss Responses due by 6/25/2015. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 05/22/2015)

May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 28 Motion for Leave to File Memorandum in Excess of 20 Pages ; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 06/11/2015)

June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith.(Fox, Timothy) (Entered: 06/11/2015)

June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to File a Statement of Interest in Excess of 20 Pages by The United States.(Lanvers, Charlotte) (Entered: 06/22/2015)

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Charlotte L. Lanvers on behalf of The United States (Lanvers, Charlotte) (Entered: 06/22/2015)

June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 31 Motion for Leave to File Document ; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 06/23/2015)

June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

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Opposition re 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss filed by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Appendix of Filings from Other Cases, # 2 Appendix Appendix A, # 3 Appendix Appendix B, # 4 Appendix Appendix C, # 5 Appendix Appendix D, # 6 Appendix Appendix E)(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 06/25/2015)

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June 25, 2015

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AMICUS BRIEF filed by The United States . (Lanvers, Charlotte) (Entered: 06/25/2015)

June 25, 2015

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ELECTRONIC NOTICE issued requesting courtesy copy for 34 Opposition to Motion and supporting exhibits. Counsel who filed this document are requested to submit a courtesy copy of this document (or documents) to the Clerk's Office by 7/3/2015. These documents must be clearly marked as a Courtesy Copy and reflect the document number assigned by CM/ECF. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 06/26/2015)

June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson Referred for: Full Pretrial, No Dispositive Motions (ptn). Motions referred: 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss for Report and Recommendation. (Pelegano, Theresa) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

June 29, 2015

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Remark - Courtesy copyo of document 34 received and placed in the file. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 06/29/2015)

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015

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MOTION for Leave to File Reply Memorandum by July 24, 2015 by President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Morrison, Christopher) Modified on 6/30/2015 to correct date. (Calderon, Melissa). (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

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Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 38 defendant's Motion for Leave to File Reply Memorandum by July 24, 2015. Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Robertson, Katherine) (Entered: 07/20/2015)

July 20, 2015

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REPLY to Response to 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Naeve, Robert) (Entered: 07/24/2015)

July 24, 2015

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ELECTRONIC NOTICE Setting Hearing on MOTION to Stay or Dismis (Dkt. No. 23 in 3:15-cv-30023-MGM) and MOTION to Stay or Dismiss (Dkt. No. 24 in 3:15-cv-30024-MGM) ISSUED: A Motion Hearing is set for 9/10/2015 at 2:30 PM in Hampshire Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 08/14/2015)

Aug. 14, 2015

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ELECTRONIC Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: Motion Hearing re MOTION to Stay or Dismis (Dkt. No. 23 in 3:15-cv-30023-MGM) and MOTION to Stay or Dismiss (Dkt. No. 24 in 3:15-cv-30024-MGM) was held on 9/10/2015. Attorneys Present: Arlene B. Mayerson, Timothy P. Fox, Robert A. Naeve, Christopher M. Morrison and Charlotte L. Lanvers. Arguments were heard on the pending motions. This matter is taken under advisement. R&R to issue. (Court Reporter: Digital Recording - For transcripts or CDs contact Deborah Scalfani by email at deborah_scalfani@mad.uscourts.gov.) Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 09/11/2015)

Sept. 10, 2015

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NOTICE is hereby given that an official transcript of a proceeding has been filed by the court reporter in the above-captioned matter. Counsel are referred to the Court's Transcript Redaction Policy, available on the court website at http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/general-info.htm Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM(Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015

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Transcript of Motion Hearing held on September 10, 2015, before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. The Transcript may be purchased through Janice Russell at trussell31@tdsmail.com, viewed at the public terminal, or viewed through PACER after it is released. Court Reporter Name: No Reporter Used. Digital Recording transcribed by Janice Russell. Redaction Request due 10/20/2015. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 10/30/2015. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 12/28/2015. Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM(Scalfani, Deborah) (Entered: 09/29/2015)

Sept. 29, 2015

Sept. 29, 2015

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NOTICE by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith re 34 Opposition to Motion, Notice of Supplemental Authority in Support of Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 11/20/2015)

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Nov. 20, 2015

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NOTICE of Change of Address or Firm Name by Thomas P. Murphy for Julie Wilensky and Bill Lann Lee (Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 11/20/2015)

Nov. 20, 2015

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NOTICE by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith re 34 Opposition to Motion, Second Notice of Supplemental Authority in Support of Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 11/24/2015)

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Nov. 24, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015

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Notice of Supplemental Authorities re 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit DOJ, Statement of Regulatory Priorities (November 24, 2015))(Naeve, Robert) (Entered: 12/04/2015)

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Dec. 4, 2015

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NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Thomas P. Murphy of Sarah Morris (Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/03/2016)

Feb. 3, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016

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Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ORDER entered. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re Defendant's 23 MOTION to Stay or Dismiss. For the reasons stated, it is this Court's recommendation that the Defendant's Motion to Stay or Dismiss be denied in its entirety. See attached R&R for complete details. Objections to R&R due by 2/23/2016. (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 02/09/2016)

Feb. 9, 2016

Feb. 9, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Stephen M. Hoeplinger on behalf of Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College (Hoeplinger, Stephen) (Entered: 02/10/2016)

Feb. 10, 2016

Feb. 10, 2016

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NOTICE of Appearance by Roberto M. Braceras on behalf of Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College (Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 02/10/2016)

Feb. 10, 2016

Feb. 10, 2016

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Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to March 18, 2016 to File Objections to Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Braceras, Roberto) Modified on 2/17/2016 (to change the relief type of the motion to motion for ext. of time to file resp./reply. Finn, Mary). (Entered: 02/16/2016)

Feb. 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 50 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Defts' Ojbections due by 3/18/2016. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 02/19/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016

Feb. 19, 2016

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting (53) Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re (50 in 3:15-cv-30023-MGM) RESPONSES/OBJECTIONS due by 3/18/2016. Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30024-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM(Finn, Mary) Modified on 2/19/2016 to clean up the text. (Finn, Mary). (Entered: 02/19/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016

Feb. 19, 2016

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56

Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered taking under advisement 23 Motion to Dismiss; taking under advisement 50 Report and Recommendations.; taking under advisement 23 Motion to Stay (Pelegano, Theresa) (Entered: 02/23/2016)

Feb. 23, 2016

Feb. 23, 2016

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60

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Christopher M. Morrison of Jeffrey R. Johnson (Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 03/16/2016)

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

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59

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Christopher M. Morrison of Robert A. Naeve (Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 03/16/2016)

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

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58

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Christopher M. Morrison of Christopher M. Morrison (Morrison, Christopher) (Entered: 03/16/2016)

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

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57

SUGGESTION OF DEATH Upon the Record as to Diane Nettles by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Diane Nettles, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 03/16/2016)

March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

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62

Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 61 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Added William M. Jay. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 03/17/2016)

March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

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61

Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of William M. Jay Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-6025756 by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 03/17/2016)

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March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

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63

OBJECTION to 50 Report and Recommendations filed by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 03/18/2016)

March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016

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65

Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 64 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 50 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College. Pltfs' Replies due by 4/8/2016. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 03/22/2016)

March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

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Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to 4/8/16 to File Response/Reply as to 63 Objection to Report and Recommendations by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith.(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 03/22/2016)

March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

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67

REPLY TO OBJECTION to 50 Report and Recommendations filed by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 04/08/2016)

April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016

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66

REPLY TO OBJECTION to 50 Report and Recommendations filed by The United States. (Lanvers, Charlotte) (Entered: 04/08/2016)

April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016

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68

Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered regarding 63 Defendants Objection to Report and Recommendations, 67 Plaintiffs Reply to Objection, and 66 United States of Americas Reply to Objection. The Court wishes to clarify that it will not hold a hearing on the parties responses to the 50 Report and Recommendations. While the Court is mindful of Defendants request in their Objection to hold a hearing, the Court notes that a hearing was already held before Judge Robertson issued her Report and Recommendations. The issues before the Court are largely questions of law and, given the thorough briefing and the hearing that has already occurred in this case, an additional hearing would not assist the Court in resolving the issues. (Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 04/25/2016)

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

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69

MOTION for Leave to File Reply in Support of Its Objections to the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Reply)(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 04/27/2016)

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April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

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REPLY by Harvard University in support of 63 Objection to Report and Recommendations Reply In Support (Braceras, Roberto) Modified on 5/2/2016 to correct the text to reflect the document that is being filed. (Finn, Mary). (Entered: 04/29/2016)

April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

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Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 69 Motion for Leave to File Reply in Support of Objections ; Counsel using the Electronic Case Filing System should now file the document for which leave to file has been granted in accordance with the CM/ECF Administrative Procedures. Counsel must include - Leave to file granted on (date of order)- in the caption of the document. (Montes, Mariliz) (Entered: 04/29/2016)

April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

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72

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer B. Luz on behalf of Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College (Luz, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/02/2016)

May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

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73

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Stephen M. Hoeplinger (Hoeplinger, Stephen) (Entered: 05/09/2016)

May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016

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74

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Appearance by Julie Wilensky (Wilensky, Julie) (Entered: 08/05/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016

Aug. 5, 2016

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75

Notice of Supplemental Authorities re 50 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 23 MOTION to Stay re 1 Complaint,, or to Dismiss MOTION to Dismiss filed by President and Fellows of Harvard College filed by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix)(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 09/23/2016)

1 Appendix

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Sept. 23, 2016

Sept. 23, 2016

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76

Response by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College to 75 Notice of Supplemental Authorities, . (Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 09/26/2016)

Sept. 26, 2016

Sept. 26, 2016

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77

Judge Mark G. Mastroianni: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER entered. As follows: For the reasons stated in the findings and ruling of the Magistrate Judge, the 50 Report and Recommendation is hereby ADOPTED in its entirety. Defendants 23 Motion to Stay or Dismiss is hereby DENIED. It is So Ordered. See the attached memo and order for complete details. (Lindsay, Maurice) (Entered: 11/03/2016)

Nov. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016

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79

Assented to MOTION for Extension of Time to December 9, 2016 to File Answer re 1 Complaint,, by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 11/14/2016)

Nov. 14, 2016

Nov. 14, 2016

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Andrew Kim Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-6372594 by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 11/14/2016)

1 Exhibit A

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Nov. 14, 2016

Nov. 14, 2016

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81

Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting Assented-to 79 MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer the Complaint. Answer due by no later than December 9, 2016. (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 11/15/2016)

Nov. 15, 2016

Nov. 15, 2016

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Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 78 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Added: Andrew Kim. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 11/15/2016)

Nov. 15, 2016

Nov. 15, 2016

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82

ANSWER to 1 Complaint,, by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 12/09/2016)

Dec. 9, 2016

Dec. 9, 2016

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83

NOTICE of Scheduling Conference. Scheduling Conference set for 1/17/2017 11:30 AM in Hampshire Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. Joint Statement due by 1/10/2017.(Finn, Mary) (Entered: 12/13/2016)

Dec. 13, 2016

Dec. 13, 2016

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Assented to MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice for admission of Janet Grumer Filing fee: $ 100, receipt number 0101-6427930 by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 12/22/2016)

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Dec. 22, 2016

Dec. 22, 2016

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84

Assented to MOTION to Continue Scheduling Conference to Feb. 14, 15, 16, or 17 by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith.(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 12/22/2016)

Dec. 22, 2016

Dec. 22, 2016

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Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 84 Motion to Continue the Scheduling Conference. The Scheduling Conference is reset to 2/14/2017 02:00 PM in Hampshire Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson; granting 85 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Added Janet Grumer. Attorneys admitted Pro Hac Vice must register for electronic filing if the attorney does not already have an ECF account in this district. To register go to the Court website at www.mad.uscourts.gov. Select Case Information, then Electronic Filing (CM/ECF) and go to the CM/ECF Registration Form. . (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 12/23/2016)

Dec. 23, 2016

Dec. 23, 2016

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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and Local Rule 16.1 by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 02/07/2017)

Feb. 7, 2017

Feb. 7, 2017

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Joint MOTION for Hearing by Telephone by C. Wayne Dore, National Association of the Deaf, Lee Nettles, Christy Smith.(Murphy, Thomas) (Entered: 02/07/2017)

Feb. 7, 2017

Feb. 7, 2017

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90

Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 88 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to Comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and Local Rule 16.1. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 02/08/2017)

Feb. 8, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

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89

Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 87 Motion to Appear at the 2/14/29017 scheduling conference by telephone. Telephone conference information sent to counsel who will appear by telephone, the other counsel will appear in person. (Finn, Mary) (Entered: 02/08/2017)

Feb. 8, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

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91

Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: Scheduling Conference held on 2/14/2017. Attorneys Present: Thomas P. Murphy, Timothy P. Fox (by telephone), Arlene B. Mayerson (by telephone), Stanley Eichner (by telephone), Caitlin Parton (by telephone), Roberto M. Braceras, Jennifer Luz, William M. Jay (by telephone), and Janet Grumer (by telephone). Colloquy re: status of the case. The parties are working closely towards trying to narrow the issues and/or possible resolution. A further Scheduling Conference is set for 4/4/2017 at 2:30 PM in Hampshire Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. A joint status report report shall be filed by no later than 3/31/2017. (Court Reporter: Digital Recording. To order a copy of this Digital Recording, please go to http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/Magistrate-Audio.htm . For a transcript of this proceeding, contact Deborah Scalfani by email at deborah_scalfani@mad.uscourts.gov.) Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 02/15/2017)

Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

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92

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) and Motion to Continue Scheduling Conference by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 03/31/2017)

March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017

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93

Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered re Joint Status Report (Dkt. 92 ). A further status report shall be filed by no later than 5/3/2017. The parties' request to continue has been allowed inasmuch as the Scheduling Conference shall be rescheduled. The proposed date, however, is not available. The Scheduling Conference is reset for 5/10/2017 at 11:00 AM in Hampshire Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. No further extensions should be anticipated. Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM & 3:15-cv-30024-MGM. (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 04/03/2017)

April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017

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94

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 05/03/2017)

May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

PACER
95

Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered. The parties are directed to appear on May 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. for a status conference to report in further detail concerning the status of potential mediation. Counsel who desire to appear by telephone at the status conference may file a motion requesting leave to do so. (Robertson, Katherine) (Entered: 05/04/2017)

May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

PACER
96

Joint MOTION for Hearing by Telephone (Status Conference 05/10/2017) by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College.(Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 05/05/2017)

May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

PACER
97

Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting (96) Motion for Certain Counsel to appear at the 5/10/2017 Status Conference by telephone in case 3:15-cv-30023-MGM; granting (96) Motion for Certian Counsel to Appear at the 5/10/2017 Status Conference by telephone in case 3:15-cv-30024-MGM. Telephone call in information e-mailed to counsel this date. Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM(Finn, Mary) (Entered: 05/08/2017)

May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

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Electronic Clerk's Notes for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson: Scheduling Conference held on 5/10/2017. Attorneys Present: Thomas P. Murphy, Caroline Jackson (by telephone), Stanley Eichner (by telephone), Caitlin Parton (by telephone), Roberto M. Braceras, Jennifer Luz, William M. Jay (by telephone), Andrew Kim (by telephone), Janet Grumer (by telephone) and Namita Gupta (by telephone). Colloquy re: status of the case. Further deadlines were established. A status report, informing the selection of the private mediator, shall be filed by no later than 5/19/2017; a status report, notifying the timetable of the mediation schedule, shall be filed by no later than 6/2/2017; and a Status Conference is set for 8/2/2017 at 11:00 AM in Hampshire Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Katherine A. Robertson. No further deadlines were set. (Court Reporter: Digital Recording. To order a copy of this Digital Recording, please go to http://www.mad.uscourts.gov/attorneys/Magistrate-Audio.htm . For a transcript of this proceeding, contact Deborah Scalfani by email at deborah_scalfani@mad.uscourts.gov.) Associated Cases: 3:15-cv-30023-MGM, 3:15-cv-30024-MGM (Calderon, Melissa) (Entered: 05/15/2017)

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

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99

STATUS REPORT (JOINT) by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

PACER
100

STATUS REPORT (Joint) by Harvard University, President and Fellows of Harvard College. (Braceras, Roberto) (Entered: 06/02/2017)

June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

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Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 12, 2015

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

National Association of the Deaf - A non-profit, civil rights organization for deaf and hard of hearing people Four individuals who are limited in their ability to hear.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Middlesex), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

College/University

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 1,575,000

Order Duration: 2020 - 2023

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Preliminary relief granted

Reasonable Accommodation

Reporting

Issues

General:

Communication skills

Effective Communication (ADA)

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Modifications

School/University policies

Screen readers and similar accessibility devices

TTY/Close Captioning/Videophone/etc.

Website

Discrimination-area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Hearing impairment

Type of Facility:

Non-government for-profit