Case: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Taco Bell Corp.

1:97-cv-02135 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Oct. 1, 1997

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On October 1, 1997, two individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility and an advocacy group, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. They claimed that the design of Taco Bell's restaurants did not conform with the minimum standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), 28 C.F.R. Part 36, Appendix A. Specifically, they claimed that Taco Bell's queue aisles were t…

On October 1, 1997, two individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility and an advocacy group, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, filed a class action lawsuit against Taco Bell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. They claimed that the design of Taco Bell's restaurants did not conform with the minimum standards in the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), 28 C.F.R. Part 36, Appendix A. Specifically, they claimed that Taco Bell's queue aisles were too narrow to navigate in a wheelchair or scooter, the counters were too high, and the staff was unprepared to assist disabled people. Plaintiffs sought injunctive relief and damages pursuant to the state anti-discrimination act.

On February 3, 1999, the court certified the class of "All Colorado residents with disabilities who use wheelchairs or electric scooters for mobility who, beginning on the date two years prior to the filing of the Class Action Complaint (October 1, 1997), were discriminated against on the basis of disability by Taco Bell's failure to have queue lines that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines in Colorado Taco Bell restaurants that Defendant owns, operates, leases to or leases from others." Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Taco Bell Corp., 184 F.R.D. 354 (D. Colo. 1999).

On January 18, 2000, the parities entered into a voluntary settlement agreement. The agreement applied to all current and future Taco Bell restaurants in Colorado owned by the Taco Bell Corporation. However, there was a provision for franchisees. The plaintiffs agreed to a moratorium on lawsuits against franchisees for two years and Taco Bell agreed to provide guidelines to the franchisees to help them comply with the ADAAG. Taco Bell agreed that the design of its queue lines and counters would comply with ADAAG standards. Additionally, Taco Bell agreed to provide guidelines to its employees so they would maintain the accessible queue aisles.

Taco Bell agreed to pay $210,000 in attorney's fees and costs and $50 for each class member affected, not to exceed $5700. Additionally, Taco Bell agreed to pay a Coalition official $25 per hour, not to exceed $3500 total, to monitor Taco Bell's compliance with the agreement.

On March 1, 2000, in an unpublished order the court dismissed the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment as moot, in light of the settlement agreement. The court approved the settlement on March 2, 2000 and dismissed the case on March 23, 2000.

Summary Authors

Eric Weiler (5/18/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Babcock, Lewis Thornton (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)

Williams, Kevin William (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Eurich, Gregory Alan (Colorado)

Goh, Jim (Colorado)

Lyons, Thomas J (Colorado)

Partee, Tracey Patricia (Colorado)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Active

Judge(s)

Babcock, Lewis Thornton (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)

Williams, Kevin William (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Eurich, Gregory Alan (Colorado)

Goh, Jim (Colorado)

Lyons, Thomas J (Colorado)

Partee, Tracey Patricia (Colorado)

Other Attorney(s)

Taylor, Stephen D. (Colorado)

Wodach, John L. (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Mobley, Mary Lou (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:97-cv-02135

Docket

March 23, 2000

March 23, 2000

Docket
36

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Third Amended Class Action Complaint

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998

Complaint
78

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Plaintiffs' Memorandum In Support Of Their Motion For Partial Summary Judgment

Jan. 27, 1999

Jan. 27, 1999

Pleading / Motion / Brief
90

1:97-cv-02135

Memorandum Opinion And Order [Granting Plaintiffs' Motion To Certify Class]

184 F.R.D. 354

Feb. 3, 1999

Feb. 3, 1999

Order/Opinion

Settlement Agreement, General Release And Covenant Not To Sue

No Court

Jan. 18, 2000

Jan. 18, 2000

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Class Action COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued); jury demand (former empl) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Oct. 1, 1997

Oct. 1, 1997

FILING FEE PAID: on 10/1/97 in the amount of $ 150.00, receipt # 190503. (former empl) (Entered: 10/02/1997)

Oct. 1, 1997

Oct. 1, 1997

2

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon Pamela Trujillo, clerk authorized to accept servie of porcess for US Corporation Company, reg'd agent for defendant PepsiCo, Inc. on 10/6/97 (former empl) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

3

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin for leave to amend (former empl) (Entered: 10/21/1997)

Oct. 20, 1997

Oct. 20, 1997

Sgd original Tendered First Amended Class Action Complaint submitted by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin tendered w/motion for leave to amend [3−1], complaint [1−1] (former empl) (Entered: 10/21/1997)

Oct. 20, 1997

Oct. 20, 1997

4

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion for leave to amend [3−1] accepting for filing [0−0] document tendered (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/21/97 (former empl) (Entered: 10/21/1997)

Oct. 21, 1997

Oct. 21, 1997

5

FIRST AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin; jury demand; adding Tricon Global Restau (former empl) (Entered: 10/21/1997)

Oct. 21, 1997

Oct. 21, 1997

6

Second MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin to amend complaint (former empl) (Entered: 10/27/1997)

Oct. 24, 1997

Oct. 24, 1997

Tendered second amended complaint submitted by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin motion to amend complaint [6−1] (former empl) (Entered: 10/27/1997)

Oct. 24, 1997

Oct. 24, 1997

7

RESPONSE by Taco Bell Corp to motion to amend complaint [6−1] and on timing of filing of answer or response (former empl) (Entered: 10/31/1997)

Oct. 27, 1997

Oct. 27, 1997

8

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion to amend complaint [6−1], accepting for filing [0−0] document tendered (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/31/97 (former empl) (Entered: 10/31/1997)

Oct. 29, 1997

Oct. 29, 1997

9

Second AMENDED Class Action COMPLAINT [5−1], [1−1] by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin; jury demand terminating defendant Tricon Global Restau, defendant PepsiCo, Inc.; adding Taco Bell Corp (former empl) (Entered: 10/31/1997)

Oct. 29, 1997

Oct. 29, 1997

10

ANSWER by defendant Taco Bell Corp to pltf's second amended class action complaint [9−1]; jury (former empl) (Entered: 11/18/1997)

Nov. 18, 1997

Nov. 18, 1997

11

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin, defendant Taco Bell Corp to (stay) suspend further proceedings to attempt settlement (former empl) (Entered: 11/25/1997)

Nov. 25, 1997

Nov. 25, 1997

12

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion to (stay) suspend further proceedings to attempt settlement [11−1] , CASE STAYED [12−2] to 1/26/98 , , ; status report ddl set for 1/26/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/28/97 (gms) (Entered: 11/28/1997)

Nov. 26, 1997

Nov. 26, 1997

13

Status Report and MOTION by plaintiff to set scheduling conference (former empl) (Entered: 01/27/1998)

Jan. 26, 1998

Jan. 26, 1998

14

REPORT by defendant of Status of Settlment Attempts (former empl) (Entered: 01/27/1998)

Jan. 26, 1998

Jan. 26, 1998

15

ORDER stlmt referred to Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; by Judge Lewis T. Babcock (cc: to counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 01/29/1998)

Jan. 29, 1998

Jan. 29, 1998

17

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan at request of counsel ; settlement conf set 3/24/98 is vacated and reset for 8:30 3/27/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/10/98 (former empl) (Entered: 03/10/1998)

March 9, 1998

March 9, 1998

18

MOTION by defendant to reset settlment conference (former empl) (Entered: 03/25/1998)

March 24, 1998

March 24, 1998

19

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to reset settlment conference [18−1] ; settlement conf set 3/27/98 is vacated and reset for 3:00 5/7/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/25/98 (former empl) (Entered: 03/25/1998)

March 25, 1998

March 25, 1998

20

ORDER R16 stat stlmt pt pto referred to Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ;referring the motion to set scheduling conference [13−1] by Judge Lewis T. Babcock (cc: to counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 03/26/1998)

March 26, 1998

March 26, 1998

21

COURTROOM MINUTES by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan; case status discussed ; settlement conf set for 3:00 5/7/98 ; entry date : 3/26/98 Court Reporter: PAC Civ Tape 98−27 (former empl) (Entered: 03/26/1998)

March 26, 1998

March 26, 1998

22

ORDER FOR RULE 16 CONFERENCE by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; Rule 16 conference set for 9:00 4/21/98 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 03/31/1998)

March 27, 1998

March 27, 1998

23

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan at request of counsel ; rule 16 conference set 4/21/98 reset to 8:30 5/13/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 4/7/98 (former empl) (Entered: 04/07/1998)

April 6, 1998

April 6, 1998

24

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; rule 16 conference reset from 8:30 to 2:30pm on 5/13/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 4/22/98 (former empl) (Entered: 04/22/1998)

April 17, 1998

April 17, 1998

25

MEMORANDUM by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; settlement conf held 5/7/98 (former empl) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

26

MOTION by defendant Taco Bell Corp to withdraw attorney Thomas J. Lyons and Pamela Skelton , and to substitute attorney Gregory Eurich (former empl) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

26

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Taco Bell Corp by Gregory A. Eurich (former empl) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

27

MOTION by defendant Taco Bell Corp to extend time to serve intial disclosures (former empl) (Entered: 05/08/1998)

May 8, 1998

May 8, 1998

28

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; further settlement conf set for 10:00 9/17/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/11/98 (former empl) (Entered: 05/11/1998)

May 11, 1998

May 11, 1998

29

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion to withdraw attorney Thomas J. Lyons and Pamela Skelton [26−1] Tracey Patricia Robinson for Taco Bell Corp, [26−1], granting entry of appearance of attorney Gregory Eurich [26−2] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/12/98 (former empl) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 11, 1998

May 11, 1998

30

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting dft's motion to extend time to serve intial disclosures [27−1]; and intial disclosures due 5/18/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/12/98 (former empl) (Entered: 05/12/1998)

May 12, 1998

May 12, 1998

31

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan vacating 5/13/98 conference ; rule 16 conference reset for 9:30 5/21/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/14/98 (former empl) (Entered: 05/14/1998)

May 14, 1998

May 14, 1998

32

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to file third amended complaint (tendered separately) (former empl) (Entered: 06/08/1998)

June 8, 1998

June 8, 1998

Tendered Third Amended Class Action Complaint submitted by plaintiff motion for leave to file third amended complaint [32−1] (former empl) (Entered:

June 8, 1998

June 8, 1998

34

SCHEDULING ORDER signed 6/5/98 by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; deadline to seek class certification 7/31/98; deadline joinder/amending pleadings 6/15/98; Discovery cutoff 10/15/98 ;dispositive motions due 11/16/98 ;pretrial conference set 11:00 12/17/98; counsel to provide confidential letters to magis judge on status of settlment by 9/10/98 (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 06/10/1998)

June 10, 1998

June 10, 1998

35

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion for leave to file third amended complaint (tendered separately) [32−1], (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/12/98 (former empl) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998

36

THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT [9−1] by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin; jury demand; adding Debbie Lane (former empl) (Entered: 06/12/1998)

June 11, 1998

June 11, 1998

37

Stipulated PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan : re: confidential business information (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 06/16/1998)

June 15, 1998

June 15, 1998

38

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan regarding [37−1] protective order made order of court (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/16/98 (former empl) (Entered: 06/16/1998)

June 15, 1998

June 15, 1998

39

ANSWER by defendant Taco Bell Corp third amended class action complaint [36−1] (former empl) (Entered: 06/26/1998)

June 25, 1998

June 25, 1998

40

MOTION by defendant Taco Bell Corp to extend time to respond to written discvry (former empl) (Entered: 07/13/1998)

July 10, 1998

July 10, 1998

41

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to extend time to respond to written discvry [40−1] as follows: that dft has until 7/15/98 to answer or object to written discvry (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/20/98 (former empl) (Entered: 07/20/1998)

July 15, 1998

July 15, 1998

42

Unopposed MOTION by plaintiffs to amend scheduling order deadlines as follows: class certification 7/31/98; motion/set for trial 9/14/98; designate experts 10/1/98; rebuttal experts 10/30/98; discvry 11/16/98; dispositive motions 12/17/98; final pretrial conference after 1/1/99 (former empl) (Entered: 07/23/1998)

July 22, 1998

July 22, 1998

43

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to amend scheduling order deadlines as follows: class certification 9/1/98; designate experts 10/1/98; rebuttal experts 10/30/98; [42−1], regarding [34−1] schedule order ; discovery ddl set 11/16/98 ; disp mtn ddl set 12/17/98 ; pretrial conf set for 10:30 1/18/99 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/24/98 (former empl) (Entered: 07/24/1998)

July 23, 1998

July 23, 1998

44

Joint MOTION by plaintiffs and defendant to amend scheduling order (extending deadlines: discovery to 12/16/98, dispositive motions to 1/17/99; set pretrial conference in Feb '99 (former empl) (Entered: 08/20/1998)

Aug. 19, 1998

Aug. 19, 1998

45

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting joint motion to amend scheduling order [44−1], amending [34−1] schedule order ; discovery ddl ext to 12/16/98 ; disp mtn ddl ext to 1/17/99 ; mag settlement conference set for 1:00 11/17/98 ; pretrial conf 1/18/99 is vacated and reset for 10:30 2/19/99 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 8/27/98 (former empl) (Entered: 08/27/1998)

Aug. 26, 1998

Aug. 26, 1998

46

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; ; settlement conf set for 9/;17/98 is vacated and reset for 1:00 11/17/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 8/28/98 (former empl) (Entered: 08/28/1998)

Aug. 27, 1998

Aug. 27, 1998

47

MOTION by plaintiff Julie Reiskin, plaintiff Debbie Lane to certify class action (former empl) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

49

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock regarding [47−1] motion to certify class action, dft has until 10/30/98 to respond and pltfs have 20 days after to file reply (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/1/98 (former empl) (Entered: 10/01/1998)

Oct. 1, 1998

Oct. 1, 1998

146

Amended Certificate of Service (STATEMENT) by plaintiff motion to extend deadline for joinder of parties/amendment of pleadings [144−1] (former empl) (Entered: 10/19/1999)

Oct. 18, 1998

Oct. 18, 1998

50

MOTION by defendant Taco Bell Corp to extend time to respond to mtn for class cert to l0/30/98 (former empl) (Entered: 10/22/1998)

Oct. 21, 1998

Oct. 21, 1998

51

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion to extend time to respond to mtn for class cert to 11/16/98 and 20 days to reply [50−1], regarding [47−1] motion to certify class action (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/23/98 (former empl) (Entered: 10/23/1998)

Oct. 22, 1998

Oct. 22, 1998

52

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin, plaintiff Debbie Lane to clarify sched order , or to extend affirmative and rebuttal experts deadline (former empl) (Entered: 10/29/1998)

Oct. 28, 1998

Oct. 28, 1998

53

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting in part and denying in part motion to clarify sched order [52−1] on R26(a)(2) info on individual pltfs claims re [45−1] Scheduling order ; [45−2] minute order, and [34−1] schedule order (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/3/98 (former empl) (Entered: 11/03/1998)

Nov. 2, 1998

Nov. 2, 1998

54

Unopposed MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin, plaintiff Debbie Lane to postpone settlment conference (former empl) (Entered: 11/13/1998)

Nov. 12, 1998

Nov. 12, 1998

56

RESPONSE BRIEF IN OPPOSITION by deft Taco Bell Corp to motion to certify class action [47−1] (former empl) (Entered: 11/17/1998)

Nov. 16, 1998

Nov. 16, 1998

57

APPENDIX (SUPPLEMENT) by deft to brief in response [56−1] (former empl) (Entered: 11/17/1998)

Nov. 16, 1998

Nov. 16, 1998

58

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to postpone settlment conference [54−1] and vacating 11/7/98 ; settlement conf set for 1:00 1/21/99 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/17/98 (former empl) (Entered: 11/17/1998)

Nov. 16, 1998

Nov. 16, 1998

55

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock setting hearing on motion to certify class action [47−1] 3:30 1/29/99 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/17/98 (former empl) (Entered: 11/17/1998)

Nov. 17, 1998

Nov. 17, 1998

59

Uncontested MOTION by defendant Taco Bell Corp to extend time to designate experts and conduct expert discovery (former empl) (Entered: 12/01/1998)

Nov. 30, 1998

Nov. 30, 1998

60

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to extend time to designate experts and conduct expert discovery [59−1], ;expert witness discovery ddl set 1/30/99 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/3/98 (former empl) (Entered: 12/03/1998)

Dec. 2, 1998

Dec. 2, 1998

61

REPLY BRIEF by pltfs Julie Reiskin, Debbie Lane to response in support of motion to certify class action [47−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/07/1998)

Dec. 7, 1998

Dec. 7, 1998

62

MOTION by defendant to extend time (3 days) to respond to written discovery (former empl) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 9, 1998

Dec. 9, 1998

63

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting dft's motion to extend time to respond to written discovery [62−1] to 12/14/98 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/11/98 (former empl) (Entered: 12/11/1998)

Dec. 10, 1998

Dec. 10, 1998

64

sgd copy of Expert Witness Designation for defendant Taco Bell Corp (former empl) (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Dec. 15, 1998

Dec. 15, 1998

66

BRIEF by defendant in support of motion for summary judgment [65−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

67

APPENDIX (SUPPLEMENT) by defendant to brief [66−1], motion for summary judgment [65−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/22/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

Dec. 21, 1998

68

Submission of Original Azalde afdt (SUPPLEMENT) by defendant [57−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/23/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998

Dec. 22, 1998

69

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time (20 days to respond to dft's motion/summary judgment (former empl) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 29, 1998

Dec. 29, 1998

70

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion to extend time to respond to dft's motion/summary judgment [69−1], repsonse due 1/29/99 regarding [65−1] motion for summary judgment (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/30/98 (former empl) (Entered: 12/30/1998)

Dec. 30, 1998

Dec. 30, 1998

71

Uncontested MOTION by plaintiffs to postpone settlment conference (former empl) (Entered: 01/20/1999)

Jan. 19, 1999

Jan. 19, 1999

72

MOTION by plaintiffs for partial summary judgment (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 19, 1999

Jan. 19, 1999

73

Memorandum (BRIEF) by plaintiffs in support of motion for partial summary judgment [72−1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 19, 1999

Jan. 19, 1999

74

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to postpone settlment conference [71−1] until ruling on motions/summary judgment and class certification ; settlement conf vacated (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/21/99 (former empl) (Entered: 01/21/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999

Jan. 20, 1999

160

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock regarding [159−1] motion for preliminary approval of settlment agreement (order) and [159−2] motion for fairness hearing ; scheduling conf set for 4:30 1/31/00 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/24/00 (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/2000)

Jan. 21, 1999

Jan. 21, 1999

75

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to substitute memorandum in support of motion/partial summary judgment (tendered) (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

76

Joint MOTION by pltfs and deft to amend scheduling order: vacate filing date for pto and pretrial conference until after ruling on class certification and extend ddl for exeprt discovery to 2/28/99 (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 27, 1999

Jan. 27, 1999

77

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion for leave to substitute memorandum in support of motion/partial summary judgment accepting for filing the tendered memorandum [75−1], striking brief [73−1], regarding [72−1] motion for partial summary judgment (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/28/99 (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 27, 1999

Jan. 27, 1999

78

Memorandum (BRIEF) by plaintiff in support of motion for partial summary judgment [72−1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 27, 1999

Jan. 27, 1999

79

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross−Disability, plaintiff Julie Reiskin, plaintiff Debbie Lane to strike portions of afdt of Carlos Azalde (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1999)

Jan. 27, 1999

Jan. 27, 1999

80

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge Lewis T. Babcock dft response due 2/11/99 regarding [79−1] motion to strike portions of afdt of Carlos Azalde (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/29/99 (former empl) (Entered: 01/29/1999)

Jan. 28, 1999

Jan. 28, 1999

81

Unopposed MOTION by blank (space) USA to file amicus brief (former empl) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

Tendered Memorandum of US as Amicus Curiae in Opposition to (dft) summary judgment motion, submitted with motion to file amicus brief [81−1], motion for summary judgment [65−1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

83

Memorandum in Opposition (BRIEF) by pltfs in opposition to motion for summary judgment [65−1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

84

Appendix (SUPPLEMENT) to pltfs' opposition brief [83−1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

85

COURTROOM MINUTES by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion to certify class action [47−1]; pltf to file proposed form of notice within 10 days and dft has 10 days to respond; dft's response to plfs' objections to dispositive motions due 2/26/99 and pltfs' ahve 10 days after to file their responses to dft's motions/objections to their motion/psummary judgment ; entry date : 2/1/99 Court Reporter: Debra Zoetewey (former empl) (Entered: 02/01/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

87

DECLARATION in support of brief [82−1] not docketed separately when originally filed (former empl) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Jan. 29, 1999

Jan. 29, 1999

86

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to amend scheduling order: [76−1], amending [34−1] schedule order ; discovery ddl on experts extended to 2/28/99 ; mag scheduling conference on class discovery set for 8:00 2/23/99 ; pretrial conf vacated (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/2/99 (former empl) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999

Feb. 1, 1999

88

ORDER by Judge Lewis T. Babcock granting motion to file amicus brief [81−1] an amicus brief by USA, [0−0] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/2/99 (former empl) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999

Feb. 1, 1999

89

BRIEF by amicus USA in opposition to motion for summary judgment [65−1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/02/1999)

Feb. 1, 1999

Feb. 1, 1999

90

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Judge Lewis T. Babcock regarding [72−1] motion for partial summary judgment dft's response due 2/26/99 and pltfs' 10 days to reply; regarding [65−1] motion for summary judgment dft's reply due 2/26/99, granting motion to certify ADA/CADA class action [47−1]; Reiskin and Lane certifed as class representatives adn pltfs shall file propsed form of notice by 2/8/99 with dft given 10 days to respond; costs to class certification to be borne by pltfs (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/4/99 (former empl) (Entered: 02/04/1999)

Feb. 3, 1999

Feb. 3, 1999

91

Joint MOTION by plaintiffs and defendant to vacate expert discovery ddl (former empl) (Entered: 02/04/1999)

Feb. 4, 1999

Feb. 4, 1999

92

NOTICE of proposed class by plaintiff (former empl) (Entered: 02/09/1999)

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

93

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan granting motion to vacate expert discovery ddl [91−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/10/99 (former empl) (Entered: 02/10/1999)

Feb. 9, 1999

Feb. 9, 1999

94

RESPONSE by defendant Taco Bell Corp to motion to strike portions of afdt of Carlos Azalde [79−1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/12/1999)

Feb. 11, 1999

Feb. 11, 1999

95

ORDER by Judge Lewis T. Babcock denying motion to strike portions of afdt of Carlos Azalde [79−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/12/99 (former empl) (Entered: 02/12/1999)

Feb. 12, 1999

Feb. 12, 1999

96

OBJECTIONS by defendant Taco Bell Corp to notice [92−1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 22, 1999

Feb. 22, 1999

97

COURTROOM MINUTES by Magistrate Judge Patricia A. Coan ; oral mtn to extend time to file reply brief granted to 3/5/99; discovery ddl set 10/15/99 ; disp mtn ddl set 11/15/99 ; status conf set for 10:00 4/2/99 ; mag conference held 2/23/99 ; settlement conf set for 1:00 10/19/99 ; pretrial conf set for 9:30 12/16/99 ; jury trial set for 8/21/00 , ; Trial prep conference set for 8:00 7/26/00 ; entry date : 2/25/99 Court Reporter: tape 99−20 (former empl) (Entered: 02/25/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999

Feb. 23, 1999

Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 1, 1997

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Representative plaintiffs were two disabled indivisuals who use wheelchairs and disability advocacy group.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Taco Bell Corporation, Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Act, 42 U.S.C. § 10801

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $219,200