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The attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP have filed a class-action lawsuit against the college test company ACT for violating the civil rights of students with disabilities who have taken the ACT Test.
If you or a loved one has a disability and has taken the ACT Test recently, please contact us today to discuss your experience. You may be eligible for significant compensation under the class action lawsuit.
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Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of students and others whose personal rights have been violated.
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About the ACT Lawsuit
ACT is a popular college test company that administers the ACT exam, a college admissions test similar to the SAT. The class-action lawsuit filed against ACT alleges several, illegal civil rights violations by the popular college testing company.
- ACT discloses confidential disability information of students on score reports that they send out to colleges – including any pertinent accommodations necessary for the student.
- ACT sells this detailed disability info to multiple, various postsecondary organizations for recruitment and marketing purposes. This includes colleges and other third-party academic organizations.
ACT Civil Rights Violations
Although the simple process of gathering and selling personal data is not a new concept, the actions taken by ACT are especially egregious for multiple reasons.
- Disclosing a student’s disability status and accommodations on a score report can provide a basis for bias and prejudice during the admissions process – putting the student applicant at a disadvantage from the get-go.
- ACT never actually disclosed to students and parents that they would be specifically calling out confidential disability information in the score reports. This is most exemplified in the fact that ACT score reports sent to students do not show any disability information.
Most importantly, these are not only civil rights violations – they are outright illegal as well. Sharing and selling confidential data is a direct violation of numerous California and federal laws, including:
- The American with Disabilities Act
- Unruh Act
- California Constitution
- California’s Unfair Competition Law
ACT Deserves to Be Held Liable for Its Egregious Violations
A class-action lawsuit against ACT is an attempt to hold the organization accountable for their negligent actions. We believe that, in sharing the confidential data of college applicants, ACT has failed to abide by multiple laws protecting students. Additionally, by “flagging” college applicants’ scores with disability qualifiers, their actions may have provided a significant, profound disadvantage for those with disabilities. Therefore, ACT should be held fully liable for any and all damages arising from their actions.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has a disability and has taken the ACT exam, please contact us today to discuss your case. You may be eligible to participate in this class-action lawsuit for significant compensation for any harms that may have occurred as a result. Because ACT purposely kept its practices in the dark, you may not even know that your disabilities may have impacted the admissions process.
Let us help you – schedule a free initial consultation and seek justice today.