Case: Elis for Rachael, Inc. v. Yale University

3:22-cv-01517 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: Nov. 30, 2022

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Case Summary

On November 30, 2022, undergraduate students at Yale University and Elis for Rachael, a nonprofit organization that supports students who have a mental health disability, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued Yale University under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Represente…

On November 30, 2022, undergraduate students at Yale University and Elis for Rachael, a nonprofit organization that supports students who have a mental health disability, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued Yale University under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Represented by Disability Rights of Connecticut, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and private counsel, the plaintiffs sought class certification, injunctive and declaratory relief, and attorneys' fees. They argued that Yale’s policies discriminated against students with mental health disabilities. Specifically, they claimed that Yale’s withdrawal policies and practices caused students with mental health disabilities to leave the school, punished students who withdrew from the school, and made it difficult for students to come back after withdrawing. They also argued that Yale failed to provide sufficient accommodations in coursework and housing for students with disabilities. The case was assigned to Judge Michael P. Shea.

On December 7, 2022, the parties jointly asked the court to stay all proceedings in the case so they could engage in settlement discussions, and requested a settlement conference. The court granted the motion two days later, and the case was randomly assigned to Magistrate Judge Thomas O. Farrish for a settlement conference.

The parties met for settlement conferences on January 9 and 19, 2023. The stay was extended a few times to accommodate additional settlement proceedings throughout 2023.

On August 25, 2023, the parties filed a joint motion for settlement. In the settlement, Yale agreed to various policy changes. These included changes to its medical leave of absence policies, degree requirements, and accommodations process, as well as training on implementing the settlement and the publication of relevant data. The parties also agreed to negotiate payment of the plaintiffs’ costs and fees and agreed to a dispute resolution clause. The settlement provided that the court would retain jurisdiction for three years to resolve any potential disputes. The court granted the joint motion on August 28, 2023, and dismissed the case with prejudice on October 4, 2023.

As of April 4, 2024, there have been no updates to the case.

Summary Authors

Venesa Haska (4/4/2024)

People

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Barron, Susanna (Connecticut)

Burnim, Ira (Connecticut)

Considine, Kasey (Connecticut)

Dorfman, Deborah Alyse (Connecticut)

Gilbert, Monica Porter (Connecticut)

Attorney for Defendant

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

3:22-cv-01517

Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Document ID 137910 Elis for Rachael, Inc. v. Yale University

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

Complaint
56-1

3:22-cv-01517

Settlement Agreement

Aug. 25, 2023

Aug. 25, 2023

Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66574881/elis-for-rachael-inc-v-yale-university/

Last updated April 13, 2024, 11:22 a.m.

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1

COMPLAINT against Yale University, Yale University, Inc. ( Filing fee $402 receipt number ACTDC-7152031.), filed by Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves, Alicia Abramson. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

Clearinghouse

Add and Terminate Judges

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
2

MOTION for Attorney(s) Deborah A. Dorfman to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152054) by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Attorney with Cert of Good Standing)(Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
3

MOTION for Attorney(s) Ira A. Burnim to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152088) by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Attorney)(Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
4

MOTION for Attorney(s) Monica M. Porter to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152113) by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Attorney)(Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
5

Notice: Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1 and Local Rule 7.1, any nongovernmental corporate party must electronically file a disclosure statement that identifies any parent corporation and any publicly held corporation owning 10% or more of its stock or states that there is no such corporation. Such disclosure statement must be filed with a party's first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request addressed to the Court and must be supplemented if any required information changes during the case. Signed by Clerk on 11/30/2022.(Anastasio, F.) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
6

MOTION for Attorney(s) Susanna Barron to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152424) by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Declaration of Attorney)(Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER

Judge Michael P. Shea and Judge S. Dave Vatti added. (Freberg, B)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
7

Corporate Disclosure Statement by Elis for Rachael, Inc.. (Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 11/30/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
8

Order on Pretrial Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 1/29/2023. Discovery due by 6/1/2023. Dispositive Motions due by 7/6/2023. Signed by Clerk on 11/30/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
9

ELECTRONIC FILING ORDER FOR COUNSEL - PLEASE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH COURTESY COPY REQUIREMENTS IN THIS ORDER Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 11/30/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
10

STANDING PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 11/30/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER

Notice re: Disclosure Statement

Nov. 30, 2022

Nov. 30, 2022

PACER
11

NOTICE TO COUNSEL/SELF-REPRESENTED PARTIES : Counsel or self-represented parties initiating or removing this action are responsible for serving all parties with attached documents and copies of 7 Corporate Disclosure Statement filed by Elis for Rachael, Inc., 9 Electronic Filing Order, 8 Order on Pretrial Deadlines, 10 Protective Order, 4 MOTION for Attorney(s) Monica M. Porter to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152113) filed by Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves, Alicia Abramson, 2 MOTION for Attorney(s) Deborah A. Dorfman to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152054) filed by Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves, Alicia Abramson, 6 MOTION for Attorney(s) Susanna Barron to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152424) filed by Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves, Alicia Abramson, 3 MOTION for Attorney(s) Ira A. Burnim to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152088) filed by Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves, Alicia Abramson, 1 Complaint filed by Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves, Alicia Abramson, 5 Notice re: Disclosure Statement. Signed by Clerk on 12/01/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER
12

ORDER granting 2 MOTION for Attorney Deborah A. Dorfman to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Clerk on 12/01/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER
13

ORDER granting 3 MOTION for Attorney Ira A. Burnim to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice. Certificate of Good Standing due by 1/30/2023. Signed by Clerk on 12/01/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER
14

ORDER granting 4 MOTION for Attorney Monica M. Porter to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice. Certificate of Good Standing due by 1/30/2023. Signed by Clerk on 12/01/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER
15

ORDER granting 6 MOTION for Attorney Susanna Barron to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice. Certificate of Good Standing due by 1/30/2023. Signed by Clerk on 12/01/2022. (Peterson, M) (Entered: 12/01/2022)

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 1, 2022

Dec. 1, 2022

PACER
16

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING re 3 MOTION for Attorney(s) Ira A. Burnim to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152088) by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 12/05/2022)

Dec. 5, 2022

Dec. 5, 2022

PACER
17

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING re 6 MOTION for Attorney(s) Susanna Barron to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152424) by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 12/05/2022)

Dec. 5, 2022

Dec. 5, 2022

PACER
18

CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING re 4 MOTION for Attorney(s) Monica M. Porter to be Admitted Pro Hac Vice (paid $200 PHV fee; receipt number ACTDC-7152113) by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 12/05/2022)

Dec. 5, 2022

Dec. 5, 2022

PACER
19

NOTICE of Appearance by Deborah Alyse Dorfman on behalf of Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves (Dorfman, Deborah) (Entered: 12/06/2022)

Dec. 6, 2022

Dec. 6, 2022

PACER
20

NOTICE by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves re 11 Electronic Service Documents,,,,, (Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 12/06/2022)

Dec. 6, 2022

Dec. 6, 2022

PACER
21

NOTICE of Appearance by Brendan Gooley on behalf of President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University (Gooley, Brendan) (Entered: 12/07/2022)

Dec. 7, 2022

Dec. 7, 2022

PACER
22

NOTICE of Appearance by James M. Sconzo on behalf of President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University (Sconzo, James) (Entered: 12/07/2022)

Dec. 7, 2022

Dec. 7, 2022

PACER
23

Consent MOTION to Stay and Referral for Settlement Conference by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University.Responses due by 12/28/2022 (Sconzo, James) (Entered: 12/07/2022)

Dec. 7, 2022

Dec. 7, 2022

RECAP
24

NOTICE of Appearance by Ira Burnim on behalf of Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves (Burnim, Ira) (Entered: 12/07/2022)

Dec. 7, 2022

Dec. 7, 2022

PACER
25

NOTICE of Appearance by Susanna Barron on behalf of Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves (Barron, Susanna) (Entered: 12/07/2022)

Dec. 7, 2022

Dec. 7, 2022

PACER
26

ORDER. The parties' 23 Consent Motion to Stay and Referral for Settlement Conference is GRANTED. This case is hereby REFERRED to a Magistrate Judge for an early settlement conference and STAYED for 30 days, i.e., until January 9, 2023. The case is NOT automatically referred to Magistrate Judge Vatti for settlement. Magistrate Judge Vatti was assigned to the case at the outset (along with the undersigned) in the event the undersigned refers case-related tasks to a Magistrate Judge (e.g., any discovery disputes). Settlement conferences, however, are assigned randomly from a settlement "wheel," and usually result in the case's being assigned to a Magistrate Judge other than the assigned Magistrate Judge. The Court understands that the parties hope to a have a settlement conference promptly. After the case is randomly assigned to a Magistrate Judge for settlement purposes, the undersigned will inquire of the randomly assigned judge whether that judge's schedule would permit a prompt settlement conference. The parties shall file a joint status report regarding the status of the case no later than January 9, 2023. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 12/9/2022. (Davis, Christina) (Entered: 12/09/2022)

Dec. 9, 2022

Dec. 9, 2022

PACER
27

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Thomas O. Farrish for Settlement Conference Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 12/9/22.(Johnson, D.) (Entered: 12/09/2022)

Dec. 9, 2022

Dec. 9, 2022

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

Dec. 9, 2022

Dec. 9, 2022

PACER

Order Referring Case to Magistrate Judge

Dec. 9, 2022

Dec. 9, 2022

PACER
28

ORDER: Telephonic pre-settlement conference set for December 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Thomas O. Farrish. Please call in to the Court's conference call line at 1-888-557-8511 and enter the pass code of 4478772# when prompted. A date for the settlement conference will be set during the telephone call. Because the parties will likely be ordered to attend the conference, either in-person or via videoconference, counsel are instructed to obtain their client's schedules over the next ninety days and have them available during the pre-conference. Counsel should also have their own calendars available to aid in scheduling. During the telephone call, counsel should be prepared to discuss what, if any, information needs to be exchanged and anything else that needs to be accomplished prior to the settlement conference to maximize its chances of success. If either counsel has a firm, unavoidable conflict at the appointed date and time, e.g., a previously-scheduled appearance in another court, s/he should not file a motion for continuance on the docket but rather should call Chambers at 860-240-3605 as soon as possible with opposing counsel on the line to work out an alternate day and time for the pre-conference with Judge Farrish's law clerk. Signed by Judge Thomas O. Farrish on 12/12/22.(Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/12/2022)

Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

PACER
29

NOTICE of Appearance by Monica Porter on behalf of Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves (Porter, Monica) (Entered: 12/12/2022)

Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

PACER

Order

Dec. 12, 2022

Dec. 12, 2022

PACER
30

ORDER re: Settlement Conference. Judge Farrish will hold a settlement conference in this case on January 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. and, if that conference does not result in a resolution, a second conference on January 19, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. Both conferences will begin in the East Courtroom of the Hartford courthouse. Persons having authority to decide all issues that can reasonably be expected to arise are required to attend in person, and any party who breaches this requirement may be subject to sanctions.In preparation for the conference(s), the parties are ordered to do the following:* By close of business on December 20, 2022, plaintiffs' counsel shall send to defendant's counsel a carefully prepared list of the minimum information the plaintiffs feel they need from the defendant in order to have a productive settlement conference. If the defendant feels that the list is overbroad or unduly burdensome, or if it believes there is another reason why the information should not be provided at this time, the parties are directed to meet and confer in good faith in an effort to resolve the dispute. If they are unable to do so, they may request Judge Farrish's intervention by calling his law clerk at 860-240-3605 with opposing counsel on the line.* Plaintiffs' counsel shall transmit an initial settlement proposal to defendant's counsel by close of business on December 23, 2022.* Each party shall prepare two versions of a mediation statement, one to be provided to its opponent and one to be provided ex parte to Judge Farrish, by 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2023. The version to be shared with the opponent shall include (a) the partys statement of the material facts; (b) the partys view of the applicable legal principles and how they apply to the case; and (c) the partys most recent settlement proposal. The version to be submitted ex parte to Judge Farrish shall include all of the foregoing, plus a candid statement of which elements of the settlement proposal the party is or is not willing to be flexible on; and if there are elements on which the party is unwilling to be flexible, a detailed explanation why. The ex parte version is limited to twenty pages exclusive of exhibits; if a party feels that exhibits are necessary to Judge Farrish's understanding of the case, it may attach a reasonable number. The ex parte mediation statement may be e-mailed to Judge Farrish at TOF_Settlement@ctd.uscourts.gov. It is so ordered. Signed by Judge Thomas O. Farrish on 12/15/22.(Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/15/2022)

Dec. 15, 2022

Dec. 15, 2022

PACER
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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to Yale University waiver sent on 11/30/2022, answer due 1/29/2023 filed by Alicia Abramson; Elis for Rachael, Inc.; Hannah Neves. (Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 12/15/2022)

Dec. 15, 2022

Dec. 15, 2022

PACER
32

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to President and Fellows of Yale University waiver sent on 11/30/2022, answer due 1/29/2023 filed by Alicia Abramson; Elis for Rachael, Inc.; Hannah Neves. (Considine, Kasey) (Entered: 12/15/2022)

Dec. 15, 2022

Dec. 15, 2022

PACER

Order

Dec. 15, 2022

Dec. 15, 2022

PACER
33

First MOTION for Extension of Time until January 4, 2023 Settlement Proposal by Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves. (Barron, Susanna) (Entered: 12/21/2022)

Dec. 21, 2022

Dec. 21, 2022

PACER
34

ORDER granting 33 Consent Motion for an Extension of Interim Deadline and Request for Remote Settlement Conference. The plaintiffs' deadline for transmitting a settlement proposal to the defendants is extended to January 4, 2023. The Court sua sponte extends the deadline for submission of mediation statements to 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2023, so that the parties may address the plaintiffs' proposal in their respective submissions. As to the remote conference, Judge Farrish's courtroom deputy will send the Zoom connection information to appearing counsel via a Microsoft Outlook calendar invitation. Counsel are directed to forward the connection information to their principals, and otherwise to ensure that the principals are able to participate, e.g., that they will be in a location with a good wi-fi connection, that they have working webcams, etc. Signed by Judge Thomas O. Farrish on 12/22/22. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/22/2022)

Dec. 22, 2022

Dec. 22, 2022

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time

Dec. 22, 2022

Dec. 22, 2022

PACER
35

NOTICE of Appearance by Maia Goodell on behalf of Alicia Abramson, Elis for Rachael, Inc., Hannah Neves (Goodell, Maia) (Entered: 01/03/2023)

Jan. 3, 2023

Jan. 3, 2023

PACER
36

Joint STATUS REPORT by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University. (Sconzo, James) (Entered: 01/09/2023)

Jan. 9, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

PACER
37

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Thomas O. Farrish: Settlement Conference held on 1/9/2023. Total Time: 2 hour and 45 minutes (Wood, R.) (Entered: 01/09/2023)

Jan. 9, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

PACER

Settlement Conference

Jan. 9, 2023

Jan. 9, 2023

PACER
38

ORDER. In light of the 36 joint status report, the case is STAYED until February 9, 2023. The parties shall file a joint status report regarding the status of the case no later than February 9, 2023.Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 1/10/2023. (Davis, Christina) (Entered: 01/10/2023)

Jan. 10, 2023

Jan. 10, 2023

PACER

Set Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 2/9/2023 (Johnson, D.)

Jan. 10, 2023

Jan. 10, 2023

PACER

Order

Jan. 10, 2023

Jan. 10, 2023

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Jan. 11, 2023

Jan. 11, 2023

PACER
39

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Thomas O. Farrish: Settlement Conference held on 1/19/2023. Total Time: 5 hours and 2 minutes (Wood, R.) (Entered: 01/19/2023)

Jan. 19, 2023

Jan. 19, 2023

PACER

Settlement Conference

Jan. 19, 2023

Jan. 19, 2023

PACER
40

Joint STATUS REPORT by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University. (Sconzo, James) (Entered: 02/09/2023)

Feb. 9, 2023

Feb. 9, 2023

RECAP
41

ORDER. In light of the parties' 40 joint status report, the case is STAYED for an additional 45 days, i.e., until March 30, 2023. The parties shall file a joint status report regarding the status of the case no later than March 30, 2023. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 2/13/2023. (Davis, Christina) (Entered: 02/13/2023)

Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 13, 2023

PACER

Set Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/30/2023 (Johnson, D.)

Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 13, 2023

PACER

Order

Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 13, 2023

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Feb. 13, 2023

Feb. 13, 2023

PACER
42

Joint MOTION to Stay (to Continue Stay) by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University.Responses due by 4/18/2023 (Sconzo, James) (Entered: 03/28/2023)

March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

PACER
43

ORDER. The 42 joint motion to stay is hereby GRANTED. The case is stayed through May 1, 2023. The stay will expire on May 1, 2023. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 4/4/2023. (Davis, Christina) (Entered: 04/04/2023)

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

PACER
44

Joint MOTION to Stay to Continue Motion to Stay by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University.Responses due by 5/19/2023 (Gooley, Brendan) (Entered: 04/28/2023)

April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023

RECAP
45

ORDER. The 44 joint motion to stay is hereby GRANTED. The case is stayed through May 19, 2023. The stay will expire on May 19, 2023.Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 5/1/2023. (Davis, Christina) (Entered: 05/01/2023)

May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023

PACER
46

Joint MOTION to Stay to Continue Stay by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University.Responses due by 6/9/2023 (Gooley, Brendan) (Entered: 05/19/2023)

May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023

RECAP
47

ORDER. The 46 joint motion to stay is hereby GRANTED. The case is stayed through June 19, 2023. The stay will expire on June 19, 2023.Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 5/22/2023. (Davis, Christina) (Entered: 05/22/2023)

May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

PACER
48

Joint MOTION to Stay to Continue Stay by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University.Responses due by 7/7/2023 (Gooley, Brendan) (Entered: 06/16/2023)

June 16, 2023

June 16, 2023

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49

ORDER. The 48 joint motion to stay is hereby GRANTED. The case is stayed through July 19, 2023. The stay will expire on July 19, 2023. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 6/20/2023. (Davis, Christina) (Entered: 06/20/2023)

June 20, 2023

June 20, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

June 20, 2023

June 20, 2023

PACER
50

Joint MOTION to Stay to Continue Stay by President and Fellows of Yale University, Yale University.Responses due by 8/9/2023 (Sconzo, James) (Entered: 07/19/2023)

July 19, 2023

July 19, 2023

RECAP
51

ORDER. The Parties' Joint Motion to Continue Stay, ECF No. 50, is GRANTED. The case is stayed through August 19, 2023. The stay will expire on August 19, 2023.Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 7/20/2023. (Bassali, David) (Entered: 07/20/2023)

July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

July 20, 2023

July 20, 2023

PACER
52

Joint MOTION to Stay to Continue Stay by Yale University.Responses due by 9/8/2023 (Gooley, Brendan) (Entered: 08/18/2023)

Aug. 18, 2023

Aug. 18, 2023

RECAP
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ORDER. The Parties' joint motion to continue stay 52 is GRANTED. The case shall remain stayed through August 25, 2023. However, because this case has been stayed since January 10, 2023, the Parties are ORDERED to provide the Court with a status report regarding the ongoing settlement negotiations by August 25, 2023. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 8/21/2023. (Bassali, David) (Entered: 08/21/2023)

Aug. 21, 2023

Aug. 21, 2023

PACER

Order on Motion to Stay

Aug. 21, 2023

Aug. 21, 2023

PACER

Set Deadlines: Status Report due by 8/25/2023 (Johnson, D.)

Aug. 21, 2023

Aug. 21, 2023

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Aug. 22, 2023

Aug. 22, 2023

PACER
54

Joint MOTION for Settlement by Elis for Rachael, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Goodell, Maia) (Entered: 08/25/2023)

Aug. 25, 2023

Aug. 25, 2023

PACER
55

PROPOSED ORDER of Dismissal by Elis for Rachael, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Goodell, Maia) (Entered: 08/25/2023)

Aug. 25, 2023

Aug. 25, 2023

PACER
56

Joint MOTION for Settlement by Elis for Rachael, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (correcting version previously filed as 54-1))(Goodell, Maia) (Entered: 08/25/2023)

1 Exhibit 1 (correcting version previously filed as 54-1)

View on Clearinghouse

Aug. 25, 2023

Aug. 25, 2023

RECAP
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PROPOSED ORDER of Dismissal by Elis for Rachael, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (correcting version previously filed as 55-1))(Goodell, Maia) (Entered: 08/25/2023)

Aug. 25, 2023

Aug. 25, 2023

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ORDER. The Court has reviewed the joint motion, ECF No. 56, and its exhibits, including the settlement agreement, and now GRANTS the joint motion. Signed by Judge Michael P. Shea on 8/28/2023. (Bassali, David) (Entered: 08/28/2023)

Aug. 28, 2023

Aug. 28, 2023

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Order on Motion for Settlement AND Order on Motion for Settlement

Aug. 28, 2023

Aug. 28, 2023

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Order

Oct. 4, 2023

Oct. 4, 2023

RECAP

Judicial Evaluation Program Survey

Oct. 5, 2023

Oct. 5, 2023

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Case Details

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Education

Disability Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 30, 2022

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All Yale students who have, or have a record of, mental health disabilities and who are being harmed, or reasonably fear being harmed, by Yale's policies and practices challenged in the lawsuit.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Yale University (New Haven, New Haven), 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.

Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.

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

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Voluntary Dismissal

Order Duration: 2023 - None

Issues

General/Misc.:

Education

Housing

Reassessment and care planning

School/University Facilities

School/University policies

Suicide prevention

Disability and Disability Rights:

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Modifications

Discrimination Area:

Accommodation / Leave

Discrimination Basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Jails, Prisons, Detention Centers, and Other Institutions:

Placement in mental health facilities

Medical/Mental Health Care:

Mental health care, general

Mental health care, unspecified

Self-injurious behaviors