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ACT Class Action Settlement Decided; Testmaker To Pay Out $16 Million

What You Need To Know About the ACT Class Action Settlement

ACT Inc., a college admissions testing company, has agreed to a settlement to a class action lawsuit this year which will cost the company more than $16 million of payouts to eligible recipients in the state of California. 

The said settlement stemmed from a class action federal lawsuit filed by lead plaintiff Halie Bloom last 2018. According to a report by Nina Agrawal in the Los Angeles Times, the suit accused ACT Inc. of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the State of California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act by letting colleges know, through students’ score reports, whether an examinee had received special testing accommodations or if they had a form of disability. Agrawal writes that the suit also alleges that the defendant, ACT Inc., “discriminated against students with disabilities” by making it more difficult for them to partake in the Educational Opportunity Service. This is a service being offered by the company to different colleges and universities that can help them pick out potential students. 

Though denying any misdeeds on their end, ACT has agreed to a settlement in order to “avoid the costs and uncertainty of protracted litigation”, adds Agrawal. 

Editor’s note on the ACT Class Action Settlement:

This article is created to keep you in the know and inform you of the settlement that has been agreed upon in a class action suit case filed against ACT. If you have any questions or queries regarding this piece of news and its updates, do please send us a message by clicking the ‘Contact Us’ button below! We’d love to hear back from you. 

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