US District Court for the Northern District of California

By Virginia E. Robinson

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) moved this week to intervene in a class action lawsuit brought against the administrators of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), alleging “widespread and systemic deficiencies” in the way that testing accommodation requests are processed.

The underlying suit, which was initiated in April by the California Department of Fair Employment
Continue Reading Justice Department Joins Plaintiffs in Alleging ADA Violations by Law School Admission Council

By Todd C. Hunt 

On the heels of Cullen v. Netflix, Inc., reported here last month, two other federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California followed the lead established by the Ninth Circuit more than a decade ago in ruling in a putative class action that websites not connected to “physical spaces” are not
Continue Reading Courts in the Ninth Circuit Consistent in Holding Title III Website Access Requires Nexus to a Physical Space

By Minh N. Vu

On June 22, we reported on the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts’ ruling that Netflix’s video streaming website is a “place of public accommodation” covered under Title III of the ADA, even though the website has no nexus to a physical place.  This ruling was not surprising given First Circuit precedent that dictated
Continue Reading California Federal Court Holds That the ADA Does Not Cover Netflix's Video Streaming Website