On June 30, 2023, Relman Colfax filed this gender discrimination lawsuit against the Mukwonago Area School District (MASD) and its superintendent, Joe Koch, for denying Jane Doe #1, an eleven-year-old transgender girl, access to girls’ restrooms at school. (The girl’s name is being withheld to protect her privacy.) The complaint raises claims under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Equal Protection Clause.
In a historic victory for Ashton Whitaker, a transgender student in Wisconsin, the firm secured a landmark Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in 2017 recognizing that Title IX and the Fourteenth Amendment protect transgender students from discrimination at school. The firm obtained an $800,000 settlement in January 2018.
In 2013, in the first reverse redlining case filed against a for-profit school in the country for engaging in deceptive practices to encourage low-income African-American students to take out large federal student loans for an education that the school knew was inadequate, the firm obtained a $5 million settlement for a class of over 4,000 members.
Relman Colfax celebrates Pride Month 2023. We remain committed to fighting for the rights and dignity of all LGBTQ+ people.
Relman Colfax represents a group of high school and college students seeking to defend UNC-Chapel Hill's consideration of race in its admissions process.
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In the Media
- The News & Observer, 10.01.2019
- Politico, 03.06.2019
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 01.12.2018
- Slate, 06.13.2017
- Washington Post, 06.02.2017
- Washington Post, 05.30.2017
- Richmond BizSense, 07.29.2013