Complaint Filed Against Online Law School for Discrimination against Deaf Student

03/15/2010

Knauf Associates is lead counsel in the pending arbitration case Lori King v. Kaplan Inc., et al, in which we allege that the operators of an online law school (Concord Law School of Kaplan University) discriminated against our client on the basis of her hearing impairment.

In business for nearly 10 years at the time, the billion-dollar defendants had not captioned pre-recorded lecture videos, and did not provide captioning for live classes. Our client also could not participate in student groups who conducted their meetings via online audio.

Our client felt segregated and marginalized, and was overwhelmed with single-paragraph transcripts instead of captioning that would have allowed her to participate on an equal basis with her fellow law students. Our client ultimately dropped out.

Read the amended complaint here:
King v. Kaplan Inc. Amended Complaint