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1 Black Emergency Response Team v. O'Connor
5:21-cv-01022 (W.D. Okla.)
Filed 10/19/2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Education
Speech and Religious Freedom
ED-OK-0017
Coding In Process
This is a challenge to an Oklahoma state law, House Bill 1775 (codified as 70 O.S. § 24-157 (2021)), which regulated the way that educators could teach about issues of race and gender.* [view]
2 E.E. v. California
3:21-cv-07585-SI (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/28/2021 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-CA-0040
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2021, plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against the state of California, the California Board of Education, and the California Department of Education. Plaintiffs were students with disabilities and an organization that advocates for disabled students and their families, and they were represented by Disability Rights ... [view]
3 The Women's Student Union v. U.S. Dep't of Education
3:21-cv-01626 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/08/2021 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Education
Education
ED-CA-0038
Washington
Coding Complete
This case is about the Trump Administration's amended Title IX regulations that reduced federal protections for students experiencing sexual harassment in public schools. On March 8, 2021, The Women’s Student Union (the Student Union)—a student organization at Berkeley High School—filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the ... [view]
4 Coalition for TJ v. Fairfax County School Board
1:21-cv-00296 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 03/03/2021 - Case Ongoing
Fairfax county School Board
Fairfax county School Board
Education
ED-VA-0007
Fairfax County
Coding Complete
This is a case about a new admissions policy of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) that would negatively affect admissions for Asian American students. On March 3, 2021, an organization of primarily Asian American parents named the Coalition for TJ advocating against the new admissions policy filed this lawsuit in the ... [view]
5 E.F. v. New York City Department of Education
1:21-cv-00419 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/26/2021 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
DR-NY-0017
New York
Coding Complete
On January 26, 2021, this class-action suit was filed against the New York City Department of Education, the City of New York, and the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education on behalf of a class of nearly 2,000 Staten Island children with disabilities who alleged that they were being taught in segregated and unequal settings in ... [view]
6 YU Pride Alliance v. Yeshiva University
154010/2021 (State Court)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Education
ED-NY-0023
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
7 DOJ Investigation of Brown University
No Docket (No Court)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
Brown University
Brown University
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
DR-RI-0005
Providence County
Coding Complete
At some point unknown to the Clearinghouse, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island commenced an investigation and compliance review into allegations that Brown University violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The investigation responded to a complaint regarding the ... [view]
8 Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) v. DeVos
1:20-cv-02310-GLR (D. Md.)
Filed 08/10/2020 - Closed 2020
Department of Education
Department of Education
Education
ED-MD-0005
District of Columbia
Coding Complete
This is a case about an Interim Final Rule concerning how federal COVID relief CARES Act funding is allocated to private and public schools. On August 10, 2020, The Council Parent Attorneys and Advocates (Parent Advocates) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in District of Maryland. Parent Advocates sued the Secretary of Education, Betsy ... [view]
9 NAACP v. DeVos
1:20-cv-01996 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/22/2020 - Closed
Secretary of the United States Department of Education
United States Department of Education
Education
ED-DC-0010
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an action filed on July 22, 2020 by advocacy groups, public school districts, and parents of children who attend public schools. Plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief against the U.S. Department of Education for creating an agency rule that conflicts with the text of the CARES Act. The court granted summary ... [view]
10 University of Oregon v. United States Department of Homeland Security
6:20-cv-01127 (D. Or.)
Filed 07/13/2020 - Closed 2020
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-OR-0011
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by the University of California regents regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas could risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. In a different lawsuit filed against the administration over the same July directive, plaintiffs ... [view]
11 The Regents of the University of California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
4:20-cv-04621 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Closed 2020
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-CA-0165
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by the University of California regents regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas would risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. In a different lawsuit filed against the administration over the same July directive, the ... [view]
12 State of Washington v. United States Department of Homeland Security
2:20-cv-01070 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Closed 2020
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-WA-0045
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by the state of Washington regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas would risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. On July 15, in a different lawsuit filed against the administration over the same July directive, plaintiffs ... [view]
13 Johns Hopkins University v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:20-cv-01873 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/10/2020 - Closed 2020
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-DC-0081
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by Johns Hopkins University regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas would risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. In a different lawsuit filed against the administration over the same July directive, plaintiffs met with ... [view]
14 State of California v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
4:20-cv-04592 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/09/2020 - Closed 2020
United States Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-CA-0167
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by the State of California regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas would risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. In a different lawsuit filed against the administration over the same July directive, plaintiffs met with ... [view]
15 President and Fellows of Harvard College v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:20-cv-11283 (D. Mass.)
Filed 07/08/2020 - Closed 2020
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Education
IM-MA-0020
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a lawsuit brought by Harvard and MIT regarding the July 2020 release of ICE regulations which, in effect, meant that students on F-1 visas would risk deportation if their school shifted to online learning. On July 14, the parties informed the court that the government agreed to rescind the July 6 directive, as well as the ... [view]
16 J.P. v. Educational Testing Services
2:20-cv-04502 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
the College Entrance Examination Board
the College Entrance Examination Board
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-CA-0037
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This is a putative class action complaint brought by four parents and a public charity against the College Entrance Examination Board and Education Testing Services for breach of contract on behalf of all students registered to take at-home Advanced Placement (AP) exams, for the defendant’s failure to administer its AP exams ... [view]
17 Know Your IX v. Devos
1:20-cv-01224-RDB (D. Md.)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Education
Department of Education
Education
ED-MD-0004
Washington D.C.
Coding Complete
On May 14, 2020, a group of public interest organizations focused on helping student-victims of sexual assault and harassment, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, against Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, in her official capacity, and the Department of Education (ED). The plaintiffs, represented ... [view]
18 Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools, Inc.
3:20-cv-00201-RNC (D. Conn.)
Filed 02/12/2020 - Case Ongoing
CT school athletic association
Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference
Education
ED-CT-0007
New Haven County
Coding Complete
The four plaintiffs in this case are high school track athletes who alleged that having to compete against transgender female peers (consistently referred to as "biological males" in their briefs) has caused the plaintiffs to lose out on significant opportunities to win competitions and further advance in their track careers. They filed suit on ... [view]
19 Florida Education Association v. Desantis
docket unknown (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Education
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
PR-FL-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 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]
21 J.N. v. Oregon Board of Education
6:19-cv-00096-AA (D. Or.)
Filed 01/22/2019 - Case Ongoing
Oregon Department of Education
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-OR-0002
Coding Complete
This case is about discrimination that students with disabilities face in the Oregon Public School system. On January 22, 2019, plaintiffs brought a class-action suit against the Oregon Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation ... [view]
22 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
Coding Complete
On November 15, 2018, seven female students in Dartmouth's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences filed this putative class action suit against the Trustees of Dartmouth College under Title IX and New Hampshire common law in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. The plaintiffs claimed a hostile educational environment, ... [view]
23 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
Coding Complete
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]
24 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
Coding Complete
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]
25 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.
Coding Complete
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]
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