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Case: Williams v. Hermanson Family LP

1:96-cv-02490 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Oct. 25, 1996

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On October 25, 1996, a disability advocacy group and an individual who used a wheelchair, sued the landlord of several downtown Denver buildings and their tenants who operated retail stores in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Judge Alan B. Johnson claiming violations of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and violation of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, C.R.S. § 24-34-601 et seq. The plaintiffs filed four separate complaints -…

On October 25, 1996, a disability advocacy group and an individual who used a wheelchair, sued the landlord of several downtown Denver buildings and their tenants who operated retail stores in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Judge Alan B. Johnson claiming violations of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and violation of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, C.R.S. § 24-34-601 et seq.

The plaintiffs filed four separate complaints - each for a different building that allegedly limited access to the disabled in the "Larimer Square" area of Denver. A single partnership owned and operated all four buildings. The remaining defendants operated retail businesses in each building and leased from partnership. On January 9, 1997, the District Court, (Magistrate Judge O.E. Schlatter) consolidated the cases. Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that all the buildings had steps which prevented access to the disabled and that there was no alternative way of entering the buildings.

On March 3, 1997, in an unpublished order, the District Court denied the defendants' motion to dismiss, finding that the ADA did not require the plaintiff to exhaust all administrative remedies and that, contrary to the defendants' contentions, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act required removal of accessability barriers, rather than simply prohibiting erection of new barriers. Colorado Cross Disability Coalition v. Hermanson Family Limited Partnership I, No. 96-2490, 1997 WL 33471624 (D. Colo. Mar. 3, 1997).

On July 11, 1997, the District Court dismissed the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition and all its claims, with prejudice and without payment of attorneys' fees and costs. The docket and other documents do not state the reason for this order, although the court noted that the Coalition had filed the motion to dismiss itself. Colorado Cross Disability Coalition v. Hermanson Family Limited Partnership I, No. 96-2490, 1997 WL 1523959 (D. Colo. Jul. 11, 1997).

On August 5, 1997, the District Court denied the defendants' motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing, finding that the individual plaintiff had been injured even though he did not attempt to enter the stores in question. Cross Disability Coalition v. Hermanson Family Limited Partnership I, No. 96-2490, 1997 WL 33471623 (D. Colo. Mar. 3, 1997).

On August 12, 1997, the District Court denied the Plaintiffs motion for summary judgment regarding one of the stores, Cross Disability Coalition v. Hermanson Family Limited Partnership I, No. 96-2490, 1997 WL 1523958 (D. Colo. Aug. 12, 1997), the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment as to one of the buildings. Cross Disability Coalition v. Hermanson Family Limited Partnership I, No. 96-2490, 1997 WL 1523960 (D. Colo. Aug. 12, 1997), and scheduled the case for trial, denying a motion to certify a class.

A three day trial lasted from April 20, 1998 to April 22, 1998. On June 22, 2000, in an unpublished order, the Court granted judgment as a matter of law for the defendants with costs, although each party would bear its own attorneys' fees. The District Court concluded that the plaintiff had failed to establish that removal of architectural barriers at the four locations was readily achievable. The plaintiff filed an appeal as to one of the locations, the Crawford Building, on August 2, 2000 in the U.S. Circuit Court for the Tenth Circuit. Judges Mary Beck Briscoe, Bobby Ray Baldock, and Carlos F. Lucero heard the case. The United States filed an amicus curiae brief on October 24, 2000, though it is not publicly available.

On August 29, 2001, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the District Court in an opinion by Judge Baldock, ruling that "[w]hile this is a close case, we conclude Plaintiff introduced evidence regarding only speculative concepts of ramp installation, rather than evidence that a specific design was readily achievable." Colorado Cross Disability Coalition v. Hermanson Family Limited, 264 F.3d 999 (10th Cir. 2001).

Summary Authors

Eric Weiler (6/18/2010)

People


Judge(s)

Baldock, Bobby Ray (New Mexico)

Briscoe, Mary Beck (Kansas)

Johnson, Alan Bond (Wyoming)

Lucero, Carlos F. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Breeskin, Michael Wayne (Colorado)

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)

Williams, Kevin William (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Beier, Martin (Colorado)

Bell, Christopher (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Baldock, Bobby Ray (New Mexico)

Briscoe, Mary Beck (Kansas)

Johnson, Alan Bond (Wyoming)

Lucero, Carlos F. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Breeskin, Michael Wayne (Colorado)

Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)

Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)

Williams, Kevin William (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Beier, Martin (Colorado)

Bell, Christopher (District of Columbia)

Harper, George A (Georgia)

Hutt, Abraham V. (Colorado)

McNab, Stewart (Colorado)

Silver, Joe L. (Colorado)

Other Attorney(s)

Chandler, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Russell, Kevin K. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:96-cv-02491

Docket 2491 (v. Ann Taylor Stores)

Sept. 20, 2001

Sept. 20, 2001

Docket

1:96-cv-02493

Docket 2493 (v. Hermanson Family LP)

Sept. 20, 2001

Sept. 20, 2001

Docket

1:96-cv-02492

Docket 2492 (v. Nine West Group)

Sept. 20, 2001

Sept. 20, 2001

Docket

1:96-cv-02490

Docket 2490 (v. Campbell-Ritter Corp.)

Sept. 20, 2001

Sept. 20, 2001

Docket

00-01303

Docket - Court of Appeals

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

July 9, 2002

July 9, 2002

Docket
27

1:96-cv-02491

Plaintiffs' Brief In Opposition To Hermanson Family Limited Partnership I's Motion To Dismiss

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

Pleading / Motion / Brief
57

1:96-cv-02490

1:96-cv-02491

1:96-cv-02492

1:96-cv-02493

Order Denying Motions To Dismiss

March 3, 1997

March 3, 1997

Order/Opinion
103

1:96-cv-02490

Plaintiffs' Brief In Opposition To Defendants' [Campbell-Ritter Corp.] Motion For Summary Judgment Based On Standing

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

Pleading / Motion / Brief
142

1:96-cv-02490

1:96-cv-02491

1:96-cv-02492

1:96-cv-02493

Order Granting Plaintiff Colorado Cross Disability Coalition's Motion To Dismiss With Prejudice All Of Its Claims

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

Order/Opinion
163

1:96-cv-02493

Order Denying Defendants' Motion For Summary Judgment Based On Plaintiff's Lack Of Standing

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Dec. 3, 2022, 3:09 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued); jury demand (former empl) (Entered: 10/25/1996)

Oct. 25, 1996

Oct. 25, 1996

4

LETTER from court to counsel (former empl) (Entered: 10/31/1996)

Oct. 29, 1996

Oct. 29, 1996

2

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon Gary Kleiman, registered agent/ by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I on 10/25/96 (former empl) (Entered: 10/31/1996)

Oct. 30, 1996

Oct. 30, 1996

3

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon Pattie Moore, process clerk/ by defendant Nine West Group Inc. on 10/25/96 (former empl) (Entered: 10/31/1996)

Oct. 30, 1996

Oct. 30, 1996

5

ORDER R16 stat stlmt pt pto referred to Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; by Chief Judge Richard P. Matsch (cc: to counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 11/06/1996)

Oct. 30, 1996

Oct. 30, 1996

6

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; rule 16 conference set for 1:30 1/21/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/7/96 (former empl) (Entered: 11/07/1996)

Nov. 5, 1996

Nov. 5, 1996

7

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; rule 16 conference reset for 1:30 12/16/96 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/12/96 (former empl) (Entered: 11/12/1996)

Nov. 7, 1996

Nov. 7, 1996

8

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I by Joe L. Silver (former empl) (Entered: 11/14/1996)

Nov. 13, 1996

Nov. 13, 1996

9

MOTION by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I to extend time to answer (former empl) (Entered: 11/14/1996)

Nov. 13, 1996

Nov. 13, 1996

10

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion to extend time to answer [9−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/15/96 (former empl) (Entered: 11/15/1996)

Nov. 13, 1996

Nov. 13, 1996

11

MOTION by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I to reset scheduling conference (former empl) (Entered: 11/18/1996)

Nov. 18, 1996

Nov. 18, 1996

12

CERTIFICATE of mailing by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams (former empl) (Entered: 11/18/1996)

Nov. 18, 1996

Nov. 18, 1996

13

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting motion to reset scheduling conference [11−1] ; rule 16 conference reset for 8:30 12/10/96 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/22/96 (former empl) (Entered: 11/22/1996)

Nov. 21, 1996

Nov. 21, 1996

14

Motion by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson (former empl) (Entered: 12/05/1996)

Dec. 4, 1996

Dec. 4, 1996

15

BRIEF by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in support of motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [14−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/05/1996)

Dec. 4, 1996

Dec. 4, 1996

16

MOTION by defendant Nine West Group Inc. to extend time to answer (former empl) (Entered: 12/05/1996)

Dec. 4, 1996

Dec. 4, 1996

17

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson regarding [14−1] motion to dismiss; response due 12/24/96 before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/6/96 (former empl) (Entered: 12/06/1996)

Dec. 5, 1996

Dec. 5, 1996

18

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion to extend time to answer [16−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/6/96 (former empl) (Entered: 12/06/1996)

Dec. 5, 1996

Dec. 5, 1996

19

ANSWER by defendant Nine West Group Inc. complaint [1−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/10/1996)

Dec. 9, 1996

Dec. 9, 1996

20

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; settlement conf set for 1:30 2/11/97 ; pretrial conf set for 9:30 4/15/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/11/96 (former empl) (Entered: 12/11/1996)

Dec. 10, 1996

Dec. 10, 1996

22

COURTROOM MINUTES by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; rule 16 conf held on 12/10/96 ; entry date : 12/12/96 Court Reporter: Tape #96−116/117 (former empl) (Entered: 12/12/1996)

Dec. 10, 1996

Dec. 10, 1996

23

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson setting hearing on motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [14−1] 1:00 1/30/97 ; jury trial set for 9:00 5/19/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/16/96 (former empl) (Entered: 12/16/1996)

Dec. 12, 1996

Dec. 12, 1996

24

MOTION by USA to participate as amicus curiae (file amicus brief) (former empl) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

25

BRIEF by USA in support of motion to participate as amicus curiae (file amicus brief) [24−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

26

DECLARATION by USA motion to participate as amicus curiae (file amicus brief) [24−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

27

BRIEF by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in opposition to motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [14−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/27/1996)

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

Tendered amicus curiae memorandum submitted by USA motion to participate as amicus curiae (file amicus brief) [24−1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

28

MOTION by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I to consolidate cases 96−2490,249l,2492, 2493 (former empl) (Entered: 12/27/1996)

Dec. 26, 1996

Dec. 26, 1996

34

ORDER by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion to participate as amicus curiae (file amicus brief) [24−1] an amicus brief by USA (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/7/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/07/1997)

Dec. 30, 1996

Dec. 30, 1996

29

RESPONSE by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams to motion to consolidate cases 96−2490,249l,2492, 2493 [28−1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/02/1997)

Dec. 31, 1996

Dec. 31, 1996

30

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter; hrg re disclosures 1/8/97 at 1:00 p.m. (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/6/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/06/1997)

Jan. 2, 1997

Jan. 2, 1997

31

MOTION by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I to continue trial (former empl) (Entered: 01/06/1997)

Jan. 3, 1997

Jan. 3, 1997

32

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson setting hearing on motion to continue trial [31−1] 8:30 5/2/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/6/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/06/1997)

Jan. 3, 1997

Jan. 3, 1997

33

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams to amend complaint (former empl) (Entered: 01/07/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997

Jan. 6, 1997

Tendered amended complaint submitted by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams motion to amend complaint [33−1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/07/1997)

Jan. 6, 1997

Jan. 6, 1997

36

ORDER by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting motion to amend complaint [33−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/15/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/15/1997)

Jan. 9, 1997

Jan. 9, 1997

37

AMENDED COMPLAINT [1−1] by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams; jury demand (former empl) (Entered: 01/15/1997)

Jan. 9, 1997

Jan. 9, 1997

38

ORDER by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting motion to consolidate cases 96−2490,249l,2492, 2493 [28−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/15/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/15/1997)

Jan. 9, 1997

Jan. 9, 1997

35

NOTICE re motion to amend by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams (former empl) (Entered: 01/14/1997)

Jan. 13, 1997

Jan. 13, 1997

39

ANSWER by defendant Nine West Group Inc. complaint [37−1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/22/1997)

Jan. 21, 1997

Jan. 21, 1997

40

MOTION by defendant Nine West Group Inc. to dismiss (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/1997)

Jan. 21, 1997

Jan. 21, 1997

41

BRIEF by defendant Nine West Group Inc. in support of motion to dismiss [40−1] (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/1997)

Jan. 21, 1997

Jan. 21, 1997

42

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson vacating hearing regarding motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [14−1] ; vacated (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/24/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/1997)

Jan. 22, 1997

Jan. 22, 1997

44

MOTION by defendant Nine West Group Inc. for attorney Christopher G. Bell to appear pro hac vice (former empl) (Entered: 01/27/1997)

Jan. 24, 1997

Jan. 24, 1997

45

ORDER by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter granting motion for attorney Christopher G. Bell to appear pro hac vice [44−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/28/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/28/1997)

Jan. 27, 1997

Jan. 27, 1997

46

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson setting hearing on motion to dismiss [40−1] 1:00 2/28/97, setting hearing on motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [14−1] 1:00 2/28/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/31/97 (former empl) (Entered: 01/31/1997)

Jan. 31, 1997

Jan. 31, 1997

47

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson regarding [40−1] motion to dismiss; response due 2/18/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/4/97 (former empl) (Entered: 02/04/1997)

Feb. 3, 1997

Feb. 3, 1997

48

MOTION by defendant Nine West Group Inc. for attorney George A. Harper to appear pro hac vice (former empl) (Entered: 02/11/1997)

Feb. 10, 1997

Feb. 10, 1997

49

ORDER by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion for attorney George A. Harper to appear pro hac vice [48−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 2/12/97 (former empl) (Entered: 02/12/1997)

Feb. 11, 1997

Feb. 11, 1997

50

RESPONSE by plaintiff CO Cross Disability, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams to motion to dismiss [40−1] (former empl) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 18, 1997

Feb. 18, 1997

51

MOTION to file amicus brief by CO Civil Rights Division (former empl) (Entered: 02/20/1997)

Feb. 18, 1997

Feb. 18, 1997

52

MOTION by defendant Nine West Group Inc. for leave to file reply brief and response to amicus (former empl) (Entered: 03/03/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

Tendered reply and response submitted by defendant Nine West Group Inc. motion for leave to file reply brief and response to amicus [52−1] (former empl) (Entered: 03/03/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

Feb. 26, 1997

53

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson vacating hearing regarding motion to dismiss [40−1] ; vacated, vacating hearing regarding motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [14−1] ; vacated (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/5/97 (former empl) (Entered: 03/05/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997

Feb. 27, 1997

56

ORDER by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion to consolidate cases 96−2490,249l,2492, 2493 [28−1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/12/97 (former empl) (Entered: 03/12/1997)

March 3, 1997

March 3, 1997

57

ORDER by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson denying motion to dismiss amended comp [38−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, denying motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [18−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, denying motion to dismiss [35−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, denying motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [16−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, denying motion to dismiss [40−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, denying motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [14−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, denying motion to dismiss before Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson [13−1] in 1:96−cv−02493 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/12/97 (former empl) (Entered: 03/12/1997)

March 3, 1997

March 3, 1997

55

REPLY by defendant Nine West Group Inc. to response to motion to dismiss [40−1] (former empl) (Entered: 03/10/1997)

March 4, 1997

March 4, 1997

55

RESPONSE by defendant Nine West Group Inc. to motion to file amicus brief by CO Civil Rights Division [51−1] (former empl) (Entered: 03/10/1997)

March 4, 1997

March 4, 1997

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493 to dismiss all claims with prejudice (former empl) (Entered: 03/20/1997)

March 18, 1997

March 18, 1997

MOTION by defendant Nine West Group Inc. in 1:96−cv−02492 to extend time to submit pretrial disclosures (former empl) (Entered: 03/18/1997)

March 18, 1997

March 18, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion to extend time to submit pretrial disclosures [58−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/21/97 (former empl) (Entered: 03/21/1997)

March 18, 1997

March 18, 1997

ANSWER by defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02493 First Amended Complaints in 1:96−cv−02492, and in 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 03/25/1997)

March 24, 1997

March 24, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter. Pltf's motion to compel re: docs of financial resources of Jeffrey Hermanson and the Hermanson Family Trust and financial resources of owners of Larimer Sq are granted. The motion to compel re: financial resources of entitites w/ Employer ID #s 84−1320177 &84−1320178 is withdrawn. (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/28/97 (gms) (Entered: 03/28/1997)

March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997

MOTION by plaintiffs in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 for an extension of period of discovery &dispos motions , and for a continuance of trial date (gms) (Entered: 03/31/1997)

March 28, 1997

March 28, 1997

Notice concerning plas' mtn for an ext of the period for discovery &dispo mtns &for a continuance of the trial date was served by MAILING on 3/30/97 (lam) (Entered: 04/03/1997)

April 1, 1997

April 1, 1997

JOINDER by defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491 in pltf's motion for an extension of period of discovery &dispos motions [65−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, motion for a continuance of trial date [65−2] in 1:96−cv−02490, motion for an extension of period of discovery &dispos motions [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, motion for a continuance of trial date [0−2] in 1:96−cv−02491, motion for an extension of period of discovery &dispos motions [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, motion for a continuance of trial date [0−2] in 1:96−cv−02492, motion for an extension of period of discovery &dispos motions [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02493, motion for a continuance of trial date [0−2] in 1:96−cv−02493 (gms) (Entered: 04/04/1997)

April 3, 1997

April 3, 1997

MOTION by defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491 to extend time to submit pto , and to continue ptc set 4/30/97 (gms) (Entered: 04/04/1997)

April 3, 1997

April 3, 1997

ORDER by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson vacating hearing regarding motion for a continuance of trial date [65−2] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, vacating hearing regarding motion to continue trial [30−1] ; vacated in 1:96−cv−02490, vacating hearing regarding motion to continue trial [28−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, vacating hearing regarding motion to continue trial [31−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, vacating hearing regarding motion to continue trial [24−1] in 1:96−cv−02493 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 4/22/97 (former empl) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 17, 1997

April 17, 1997

ORDER by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion for a continuance of trial date [65−2] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, granting motion to continue trial [30−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, granting motion to continue trial [28−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, granting motion to continue trial [31−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, granting motion to continue trial [24−1] in 1:96−cv−02493 ; jury trial set for 9:00 6/23/97 in 1:96−cv−02490, in 1:96−cv−02491, in 1:96−cv−02492, in 1:96−cv−02493 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 4/22/97 (former empl) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 17, 1997

April 17, 1997

NOTICE by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 of attorney change of address (former empl) (Entered: 04/24/1997)

April 23, 1997

April 23, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; settlement conf set for 12:00 4/30/97 in 1:96−cv−02490, in 1:96−cv−02491, in 1:96−cv−02492, in 1:96−cv−02493 ; pretrial conf vacated (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 4/24/97 (former empl) (Entered: 04/24/1997)

April 23, 1997

April 23, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter regarding [23−1] schedule order ; discovery ddl ext to 5/19/97 ; disp mtn ddl ext to 5/22/97 ; pretrial conf set for 8:45 5/27/97 in 1:96−cv−02490, in 1:96−cv−02491, in 1:96−cv−02492, in 1:96−cv−02493 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/1/97 (lam) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997

April 30, 1997

REPLY by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493 to response to motion for leave to file brief [78−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, motion to dismiss all claims with prejudice [59−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 05/02/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493 for leave to file brief (former empl) (Entered: 05/02/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson granting motion for leave to file brief [78−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/5/97 (former empl) (Entered: 05/05/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

RESPONSE to motion to dismiss all claims with prejudice [59−1] (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 21, 1997

May 21, 1997

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 to strike affirmative defenses (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

BRIEF by defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Nine West Group Inc. in 1:96−cv−02492 in support of motion for summary judgment on ADA [86−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

BRIEF by defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Campbell−Ritter Corp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Nine West Group Inc. in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02493 in support of motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing [82−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

MOTION by defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Nine West Group Inc. in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02493 for summary judgment based on lack of standing (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

MOTION by defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Nine West Group Inc. in 1:96−cv−02492 for summary judgment on ADA (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

BRIEF by defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Campbell−Ritter Corp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Nine West Group Inc. in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02493 in support of motion for summary judgment [84−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

AFFIDAVIT of Stewart McNab motion for summary judgment on ADA [86−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, motion for summary judgment [84−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing [82−1] in 1:96−cv−02490 (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

MOTION by plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 to certify class action (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

MOTION by defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Campbell−Ritter Corp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Nine West Group Inc. in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02493 for summary judgment on CADA (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

AFFIDAVIT of Anna M. Johnson motion for summary judgment on ADA [86−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, motion for summary judgment [84−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing [82−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, motion for summary judgment on ADA [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, motion for summary judgment [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02491, motion for summary judgment on ADA [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, motion for summary judgment [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02492, motion for summary judgment on ADA [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02493, motion for summary judgment [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02493, motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing [0−1] in 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 22, 1997

May 22, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson regarding [91−1] motion to strike affirmative defenses in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, regarding [89−1] motion to certify class action in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, regarding [86−1] motion for summary judgment on ADA in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, regarding [84−1] motion for summary judgment in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, regarding [82−1] motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493; responses due 6/11/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/28/97 (former empl) (Entered: 05/28/1997)

May 23, 1997

May 23, 1997

MOTION by plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 for summary judgment as to Sussex Bldg. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 23, 1997

May 23, 1997

BRIEF by plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 in support of motion for summary judgment as to Sussex Bldg. (FILED UNDER SEAL) [92−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (FILED UNDER SEAL) (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 23, 1997

May 23, 1997

COURTROOM MINUTES by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; pretrial conf held 5/27/97 ; entry date : 5/29/97 Court Reporter: Tape #97−26 (former empl) (Entered: 05/29/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Chf. Judge WY. Alan B. Johnson regarding [92−1] motion for summary judgment as to Sussex Bldg. (FILED UNDER SEAL) in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 ; jury trial set for 9:00 8/18/97 in 1:96−cv−02490, in 1:96−cv−02491, in 1:96−cv−02492, in 1:96−cv−02493 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/3/97 (former empl) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 29, 1997

May 29, 1997

SUPPLEMENT of exhibits by defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491 brief [93−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, brief [87−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, brief [85−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, brief [83−1] in 1:96−cv−02490 (former empl) (Entered: 06/03/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

MOTION by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 for hearing on motions (former empl) (Entered: 06/06/1997)

June 5, 1997

June 5, 1997

MOTION by plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 to amend complaint , and for leave to take addl discovrey (former empl) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 9, 1997

June 9, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter regarding [100−1] motion to amend complaint in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493, regarding [100−2] motion for leave to take addl discovrey in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 response due 6/23/97 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/12/97 (former empl) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 10, 1997

June 10, 1997

RESPONSE by defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02490, defendant Ann Taylor, Inc. in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Hermanson Ltd Prtnsp in 1:96−cv−02491, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02492, defendant Hermanson Fam Ltd I in 1:96−cv−02493 to motion to strike affirmative defenses [91−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

RESPONSE by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 to motion for summary judgment based on lack of standing [82−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

RESPONSE by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 to motion for summary judgment on ADA [86−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

RESPONSE by plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02490, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02491, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02492, plaintiff CO Cross Disability in 1:96−cv−02493, plaintiff Kevin W. Williams in 1:96−cv−02493 to motion for summary judgment [84−1] in 1:96−cv−02490, 1:96−cv−02491, 1:96−cv−02492, 1:96−cv−02493 (former empl) (Entered: 06/12/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

AFFIDAVIT of Janet L. Johnson (former empl) (Entered: 06/13/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 25, 1996

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Disabled individual using wheelchair attempting to enter downtown retail stores but who was prevented from doing so by steps and other architectural barriers.

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: Denied

Defendants

Ann Taylor Stores Corporation (New York City), Private Entity/Person

Nine West Group Inc. (White Plains), Private Entity/Person

Hermanson Family Limited Partnership (Denver, Denver), Private Entity/Person

Campbell−Ritter Corporation d/b/a Chatelaine Lingerie, Ltd. (Denver, Denver), Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Access to public accommodations - privately owned

Barrier Removal

Buildings

Retail Shopping