A lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court against Capella University on charges of:
* Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act failure to accommodate (due to the incompetent design of WebCT)
* Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act retaliation
* Unruh Civil Rights Act
* Violation of California Education Code, Section 94367
Some of the officials mentioned in this lawsuit include Capella's:
* Provost (Karen Viechnicki)
* Vice President, Chief Counsel, Shyster, and Secretary (Greg Thom)
* Dean for the School of Technology (Kurt Linberg)
* Disabilities Service Coordinator (Lisa Bromenshenkel)
* TS5150 Instructor (Diane Stottlemyer)
Stories about other Capella other jerks and liars from Capella (such as their President, Michael Offerman, has been sued before he was quoted in that case as having threatened a teacher with the following:
"Offerman told her that in order to avoid dismissal she needed to either write out and sign a statement outlining what she knew about the new business or resign."
have been posted at:
Besides the fact that these goons and thugs are all participants in retaliating against a student for speaking out about their incompetence, it needs to be noted that the instructor at the heart of the matter is the illustrious Diane Stottlemyer a charlatan who bought her graduate degrees from another diploma mill Lacrosse University. Not only has Capella been aware of this fact for several years, and allowed her to continue teaching, but Capella jerks and liars continue to refer to her as Dr. Diane Stottlemyer. The most recent example occurred when Kurt Linberg consistently referred to her with this bogus title while he was under investigation by a Federal Law Enforcement Agency. Further details about Capella University charlatan, Diane Stottlemyer may be found at:
This story has also been picked up by the Chronicle of Higher Education at
It is also important to note that the International community is also picking up this important story due to Capella's intentional discrimination against students with disabilities and the well-known fact that Capella uses WebCT Vista a program that is not accessible. Support is now coming in from Finland:
Not surprisingly, in response to the Australian blog article, mentioned above, the attorney for the case against Capella noted that:
Your article was fascinating! I would be interested in being contacted by anyone with a disability who has experienced accessibility problems with any type of online learning platform. I am the attorney who is representing Jeffry La Marca in his lawsuit against Capella. I know there are others with disabilities, especially visual impairments, that have encountered difficulty with their online learning experiences. Please feel free to share these experiences with me. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've been subjected to blatant discrimination by Capella, be sure to contact Mr. Russell Thomas, Esq. today!
Before spending your life savings to be abused by incompetent instructors and subjected to blatant discriminatin at Capella, do your homework first - you may not like what you find!
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