Student files lawsuit after professor takes her notecards

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 6, 2019

PHILADELPHIA — A woman alleges a university did not provide her the accommodations needed for her learning disability.

Vivian Chen filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

According to the complaint, plaintiff was a student with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2016 and 2017. The plaintiff says she suffers from learning disabilities and requires the use of notecards due to her struggles with OCD and ADHD. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant did not allow her to use her notecards, causing her to suffer from discrimination and embarrassment, which caused her to have to increase her anxiety medication, in addition to resulting in her failing a course.

The defendant is accused of violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Jennifer Sang of Berney & Sang in Philadelphia.

The District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:19-CV-00775-PD.

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