WT Wins: Successful Defense Wins Motion for Summary Judgment in Alleged Discrimination Case
Published: May 12, 2023
On April 6, 2023, Paul Gaspari, Jackie Simonovich, and Ryan Abernethy won a Motion for Summary Judgment in its entirety in a case alleging discrimination due to a private school’s response to COVID-19.
The Court granted summary judgment as to Plaintiffs’ four causes of action, including disability-based discrimination in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, race-based discrimination in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, race and disability-based discrimination in violation of the Unruh Act, and breach of contract. The Court found that the Plaintiffs lacked standing to pursue their ADA claim and failed to establish a prima facie case of discrimination to support their Title VI and Unruh Act claims.