Case: Irving v. Berryhill

3:17-cv-01730 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Filed Date: Aug. 28, 2021

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

Several blind social security recipients and the National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (NFB) brought this lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Plaintiffs alleged that the SSA did not provide blind people with accessible kiosks at its offices. In their complaint, Plaintiffs alleged that the SSA was violating blind individuals' civil rights by failing to provide access to check-in kiosks for blind individuals…

Several blind social security recipients and the National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (NFB) brought this lawsuit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Plaintiffs alleged that the SSA did not provide blind people with accessible kiosks at its offices.

In their complaint, Plaintiffs alleged that the SSA was violating blind individuals' civil rights by failing to provide access to check-in kiosks for blind individuals at its offices. At all of its field offices, SSA provides touchscreen Visitor Intake Processing (VIPr) kiosks to visitors. Typically, visitors need to use the kiosks to check-in before appointments and must enter various sensitive information, including social security numbers. Sighted individuals are able to enter their personal information using the touchscreen without revealing any sensitive information, but blind individuals encountered accessibility barriers to access. The plaintiffs alleged that the VIPr kiosks either lacked non-visual accessibility features or that the features malfunctioned or weren't properly configured. Consequently, blind visitors could not independently access the kiosks and had to rely on security guards, members or the public, or sighted companions to use the kiosks. NFB alerted SSA to the accessibility problem in 2015, but NFB members, including the named Plaintiffs, continued to encounter accessibility barriers.

Plaintiffs sought a declaratory judgment that the Defendant's failure to ensure that SSA provides accessible VIPr kiosks to blind individuals violated Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and that Defendant had a duty to provide access to SSA's kiosks in secure environments. Plaintiffs also sought injunctive relief in the form of an order requiring Defendant to provide access to SSA's kiosks to visually impaired individuals, develop policies and procedures to ensure all VIPr kiosks are fitted with accessibility technology and remain accessible in future.

The case was assigned to Judge Cynthia Bashant and Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. In December 2017, the parties filed a joint motion to stay proceedings to facilitate settlement negotiations. Judge Bashant granted the order, and parties began settlement negotiations. In February 2020, the parties filed a joint order to dismiss and order the settlement agreement to be enforced. On March 12, 2020, Judge Bashant signed the settlement agreement and ordered the case dismissed.

Under the settlement agreement, Defendants admitted no liability but agreed to retain a third-party kiosk accessibility expert to conduct and evaluate reports concerning VIPr Kiosks' compliance with the settlement agreement. The SSA also agreed to develop and implement an enhanced VIPr System that would meet various requirements. Under the agreement VIPr kiosks need to meet Section 508 accessibility standards and must have accessible audio headphone jacks and courtesy headphones and improved Braille instructions. Additionally, all private or sensitive information that would be available visually via the touchscreen must be available nonvisually through the audio function. The agreement also including various timing requirements. Within 90 days of the effective date and every 90 days afterward for the duration of the agreement, the SSA will submit a written report summarizing the status of the Kiosk redesign and the Consultant's work during the reporting period. The agreement will last for four years with an option to extend for an additional year.

The case remains open.

Summary Authors

Gabrielle Simeck (11/14/2021)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14762049/parties/irving-v-berryhill/


Judge(s)

Crawford, Karen S. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Banner, Kaitlin Rose (District of Columbia)

Bird, Melinda R. (California)

Elliot, Autumn M (California)

Goldstein, Daniel F (Maryland)

Goraya, Deepa (District of Columbia)

Hart, Margaret (District of Columbia)

Reyes, Natasha Adriana (California)

Seaborn, Stuart (California)

Weber, Jessica P (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Crawford, Karen S. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Banner, Kaitlin Rose (District of Columbia)

Bird, Melinda R. (California)

Elliot, Autumn M (California)

Goldstein, Daniel F (Maryland)

Goraya, Deepa (District of Columbia)

Hart, Margaret (District of Columbia)

Reyes, Natasha Adriana (California)

Seaborn, Stuart (California)

Weber, Jessica P (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Garabed, Michael A (California)

Parker, Katherine Lind (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:17-cv-01730

Docket [PACER]

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

Docket
72

3:17-cv-01730

Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order of Dismissal

Irving v. Saul

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/14762049/irving-v-berryhill/

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Nancy A. Berryhill (Filing fee $400 receipt number 0974-10385904), filed by Lisa Marie Irving, Amy Bonano, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)The new case number is 3:17-cv-1730-BAS-KSC. Judge Cynthia Bashant and Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford are assigned to the case. (Elliott, Autumn)(lrf) (jao). (Entered: 08/28/2017)

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

PACER
2

Summons Issued. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should print this summons and serve it in accordance with Rule 4, Fed.R.Civ.P and LR 4.1. (lrf) (jao). (Entered: 08/28/2017)

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

PACER
3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Lisa Marie Irving, Amy Bonano, National Federation of the Blind, Inc.. All Defendants served. (Elliott, Autumn). (jah). (Entered: 08/30/2017)

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

PACER
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Autumn M. Elliott on behalf of Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Elliott, Autumn). Modified on 8/31/2017 - No Proof of Service. Removed extra added text (jah). (Entered: 08/30/2017)

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

PACER
5

NOTICE of Appearance by Autumn M. Elliott on behalf of Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Elliott, Autumn). Modified on 8/31/2017 - No Proof of Service. Removed duplicate text (jah). (Entered: 08/30/2017)

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

PACER
6

NOTICE of Appearance by Deepinder K. Goraya on behalf of Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Goraya, Deepinder). Modified on 9/5/2017 - removed extra added text. QC Mailer sent re: missing proof of service (ajs). (Entered: 09/01/2017)

Sept. 1, 2017

Sept. 1, 2017

PACER
7

Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee received: $ 206 receipt number 0974-10407854.) (Application to be reviewed by Clerk.) (Goldstein, Daniel) (kcm). (Entered: 09/05/2017)

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

PACER
8

Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee received: $ 206 receipt number 0974-10407933.) (Weber, Jessica) (QC mailer sent re: incorrect PDF)(kcm). (Entered: 09/05/2017)

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

PACER
9

Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice, No payment Submitted. (Application to be reviewed by Clerk.) (Weber, Jessica) (kcm). (Entered: 09/05/2017)

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

PACER
10

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. re 6 Notice of Appearance, (Goraya, Deepinder). (jah). (Entered: 09/06/2017)

Sept. 6, 2017

Sept. 6, 2017

PACER
11

ORDER Approving the Pro Hac Vice Application of Daniel F. Goldstein, re 7 Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 9/6/2017.(kcm) (Entered: 09/11/2017)

Sept. 8, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017

PACER
12

ORDER Approving the Pro Hac Vice Application of Jessica P. Weber, re 9 Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 9/6/2017.(kcm) (Entered: 09/11/2017)

Sept. 8, 2017

Sept. 8, 2017

PACER
13

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Parker, Katherine). Attorney Katherine Lind Parker added to party Nancy A. Berryhill (pty:dft). Modified on 10/10/2017 - Wrong event. QC Email sent. Corrected event and added link to Complaint (jah). (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
14

NOTICE of Appearance by Natasha Adriana Reyes on behalf of Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Reyes, Natasha). Attorney Natasha Adriana Reyes added to party Amy Bonano(pty:pla), Attorney Natasha Adriana Reyes added to party Lisa Marie Irving(pty:pla), Attorney Natasha Adriana Reyes added to party National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (pty:pla). Modified on 10/12/2017 - No Proof of Service. QC Email sent to file Proof of Service (jah). (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
15

NOTICE of Appearance by Stuart J. Seaborn on behalf of Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Seaborn, Stuart). Attorney Stuart J. Seaborn added to party Amy Bonano(pty:pla), Attorney Stuart J. Seaborn added to party Lisa Marie Irving(pty:pla), Attorney Stuart J. Seaborn added to party National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (pty:pla). Modified on 10/12/2017 - No Proof of Service. QC Email sent to file Proof of Service (jah). (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

PACER
16

ORDER granting Defendant's 13 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer re 1 Complaint. Defendant Nancy A. Berryhill shall answer to the Complaint by 12/15/2017. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 10/11/2017. (jah) (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017

PACER
17

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. re 15 Notice of Appearance, (Seaborn, Stuart). (jah). (Entered: 10/12/2017)

Oct. 12, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017

PACER
18

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. re 14 Notice of Appearance, (Reyes, Natasha). (jah). (Entered: 10/12/2017)

Oct. 12, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017

PACER
19

Joint MOTION to Stay Action to Facilitate Settlement Efforts by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Garabed, Michael)Attorney Michael A Garabed added to party Nancy A. Berryhill(pty:dft)(mxn). (Entered: 12/05/2017)

Dec. 5, 2017

Dec. 5, 2017

PACER
20

ORDER Granting 19 Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings. The parties are ordered to submit a joint status report regarding the status of their settlement discussions no later than 2/22/2018. Unless the parties voluntarily dismiss the action beforehand or this Court orders otherwise in light of the joint status report, Defendants shall file a response to the Complaint no later than 4/2/2018. The Court will not grant any further extensions for Defendants to respond to the Complaint beyond this date. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 12/6/2017. (mxn) (Entered: 12/06/2017)

Dec. 6, 2017

Dec. 6, 2017

PACER
21

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Daniel F. Goldstein by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Dec of Daniel F. Goldstein, # 2 Proof of Service)(Reyes, Natasha) QC re: Mr. Goldstein must file Motion, not someone from another firm on his behalf(acc). (Entered: 12/28/2017)

Dec. 28, 2017

Dec. 28, 2017

PACER
22

ORDER granting 21 Motion for Leave to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Daniel F. Goldstein terminated. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 12/29/2017. (acc) (Entered: 12/29/2017)

Dec. 29, 2017

Dec. 29, 2017

PACER
23

Joint STATUS REPORT re: Settlement Discussions by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Garabed, Michael). Modified on 2/15/2018 Extra text added in all caps. Edited text (jah). (Entered: 02/14/2018)

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

PACER
24

ORDER REQUESTING FURTHER STATUS REPORT. Court orders the parties to submit an additional Status Report regarding settlement discussions by 3/20/2018. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 3/14/2018. (jah) (Entered: 03/14/2018)

March 14, 2018

March 14, 2018

PACER
25

STATUS REPORT Re: Settlement Discussions and Request for Additional Stay by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Garabed, Michael). (jah). (Entered: 03/20/2018)

March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

PACER
26

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Garabed, Michael) (Entered: 04/02/2018)

April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018

PACER
27

ORDER GRANTING REQUEST TO EXTEND STAY. All proceedings in this case shall remain stayed until 8/3/2018. unless otherwise ordered. Court orders the parties to submit a status report by 7/2/2018. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 4/3/2018. (jah) (Entered: 04/03/2018)

April 3, 2018

April 3, 2018

PACER
28

STATUS REPORT Re Settlement Discussions by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Garabed, Michael). (jah). (Entered: 07/02/2018)

July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018

PACER
29

MOTION to Substitute Attorney by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(Elliott, Autumn). Modified on 7/12/2018 - Wrong event, should be Motion. Proposed Order attached. QC Email sent re correct event and Proposed Order policy. Changed to Motion. Corrected text and attachment descriptions (jah). (Entered: 07/11/2018)

July 11, 2018

July 11, 2018

PACER
30

ORDER granting 29 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Added attorney Melinda R. Bird for Amy Bonano,Melinda R. Bird for Lisa Marie Irving,Melinda R. Bird for National Federation of the Blind, Inc.. Attorney Stuart Seaborn terminated. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 7/16/2018. (acc) (Entered: 07/16/2018)

July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018

PACER
31

STATUS REPORT re Settlement Discussions by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Garabed, Michael). (jah). (Entered: 07/18/2018)

July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018

PACER
32

STATUS REPORT re Settlement Discussions; MOTION for Additional 30-day Stay by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Garabed, Michael). QC Mail - wrong event selected. Modified on 8/3/2018 to add Motion to Stay and to correct docket text. Did not request further action of filer (jdt). (Entered: 08/02/2018)

Aug. 2, 2018

Aug. 2, 2018

PACER
33

ORDER Granting Request to Extend Stay (ECF No. 32 ). The Court grants the request to extend the stay until 9/4/2018. The parties shall file a joint status report no later than 8/29/2018. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 8/6/2018. (jdt) (Entered: 08/06/2018)

Aug. 6, 2018

Aug. 6, 2018

PACER
34

STATUS REPORT and Request for Additional Stay by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Parker, Katherine). (jah). (Entered: 08/29/2018)

Aug. 29, 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

PACER
35

ORDER granting 34 Motion to Extend Stay. Case is stayed until 10/5/2018. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report by 10/1/2018. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 9/11/2018. (jah) (Entered: 09/12/2018)

Sept. 11, 2018

Sept. 11, 2018

PACER
36

Joint STATUS REPORT by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Proof of Service)(Parker, Katherine). (jah). (Entered: 10/01/2018)

Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

PACER
37

ORDER LIFTING STAY. Court lifts the stay in this litigation. The Magistrate Judge will determine the scheduling of the ENE and the entry of all other deadlines in the case. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 10/1/2018. (jah) (Entered: 10/01/2018)

Oct. 1, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

PACER
38

NOTICE AND ORDER for Early Neutral Evaluation Conference. Early Neutral Evaluation set for 12/17/2018 02:30 PM before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 10/9/2018. (jah) (Entered: 10/10/2018)

Oct. 9, 2018

Oct. 9, 2018

PACER
39

Joint MOTION for Leave to Appear Telephonically for Plaintiff Amy Bonano by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc.. (Elliott, Autumn) (aef). (Entered: 11/08/2018)

Nov. 8, 2018

Nov. 8, 2018

PACER
40

ORDER GRANTING JOINT MOTION TO PERMIT AMY BONANO TO PARTICIPATE IN EARLY NEUTRAL EVALUATION CONFERENCE TELEPHONICALLY re 39 . Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 11/9/2018. (sjm) (Entered: 11/09/2018)

Nov. 9, 2018

Nov. 9, 2018

PACER
41

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Early Neutral Evaluation Conference held on 12/17/2018(Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Katie Parker & Michael Garabed). (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 12/17/2018)

Dec. 17, 2018

Dec. 17, 2018

PACER
42

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: A Settlement Conference is set for 2/6/2019 at 9:30 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. The party representatives are excused from attending but should be available by telephone. As discussed during the ENE, the parties are to exchange information by letter and lodge with the Court copies of the same no later than 1/30/2019. (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 12/19/2018)

Dec. 19, 2018

Dec. 19, 2018

PACER
43

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Due to the stay imposed by Temporary G.O. 688 and listed by G.O. 688A, the Settlement Conference on 2/6/2019 at 9:30 a.m. is continued to 3/18/2019 at 2:30 p.m. As discussed during the ENE, the parties are to exchange information by letter and lodge with the Court copies of the same no later than 3/11/2019. (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 01/31/2019)

Jan. 31, 2019

Jan. 31, 2019

PACER
44

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Settlement Conference held on 3/18/2019. A further telephonic Settlement Conference is set for 5/6/2019 at 1:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Counsel for Defendant shall initiate the conference call and shall call the Court's chambers with all counsel on the line. (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 03/20/2019)

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER

Settlement Conference

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019

PACER
45

Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( Filing fee received: $ 206 receipt number 0974-12479050.) (Application to be reviewed by Clerk.) (Banner, Kaitlin) 5/6/2019 - Sent QC e-mail re missing signatures. (mdc) (Entered: 05/06/2019)

May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

PACER
46

Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee received: $ 206 receipt number 0974-12479050 - See 45 .) (Application to be reviewed by Clerk.) (Banner, Kaitlin) Modified text on 5/8/2019 to add filing fee info. (mdc) (Entered: 05/07/2019)

May 7, 2019

May 7, 2019

PACER
47

ORDER Denying the Pro Hac Vice Application of Margaret Hart, re 46 Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant. (mdc) (Entered: 05/14/2019)

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

PACER
48

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: A telephonicSettlement Conference was held on 5/6/2019. A further telephonic Settlement Conference is set for 7/1/2019 at 2:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Counsel for Defendant shall initiate the conference call and shall call the Court's chambers with all counsel on the line. The parties shall lodge updated Settlement Status Statements with Chambers no later than 6/26/2019.(Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Katie Parker & Michael Garabed). (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 05/16/2019)

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER

Settlement Conference

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

PACER
49

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: The further telephonic Settlement Conference set for 7/1/2019 at 2:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford is moved to 6/6/2019 at 1:00 p.m. Counsel for Defendant shall initiate the conference call and shall call the Court's chambers with all counsel on the line. The parties shall lodge updated Settlement Status Statements with Chambers no later than 6/3/2019.(no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 05/20/2019)

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER

~Util - Terminate Hearings

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER
50

NOTICE of Appearance of Counsel by Gabriela Margarita Torres on behalf of Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (Torres, Gabriela)Attorney Gabriela Margarita Torres added to party Amy Bonano(pty:pla), Attorney Gabriela Margarita Torres added to party Lisa Marie Irving(pty:pla), Attorney Gabriela Margarita Torres added to party National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (pty:pla) (sjm). (Entered: 05/24/2019)

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

PACER
51

Request to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee received: $ 206 receipt number 0974-12479050 Re: ECF No. 45 .)(Application to be reviewed by Clerk.) (Hart, Margaret)(jrd) (Entered: 06/03/2019)

June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

PACER

Pro Hac Vice Approved - Clerk

June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

PACER
52

PRO HAC APPROVED: Margaret Hart appearing for Plaintiffs Lisa Marie Irving, Amy Bonano, National Federation of the Blind, Inc. (no document attached) (jrd) (Entered: 06/03/2019)

June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

PACER
53

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: A telephonic Settlement Conference was held on 6/6/2019. A further telephonic Settlement Conference is set for 7/15/2019 at 12:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Counsel for Defendant shall initiate the conference call and shall call the Court's chambers with all counsel on the line. The parties shall lodge updated Settlement Status Statements with Chambers no later than 7/11/2019.(Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Katie Parker & Michael Garabed).(no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 06/06/2019)

June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

PACER

Settlement Conference

June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

PACER
54

MOTION to Substitute Attorney by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc.. (Hart, Margaret).Modified on 7/5/2019 - Pdf titled as a Notice (jah). (Entered: 07/05/2019)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

PACER
55

NOTICE of Change of Address by Margaret Hart (Hart, Margaret). Modified on 7/5/2019 - Updated docket to reflect address change. QC Email sent for Atty to update address in CM/ECF per ECF 1.f (jah). (Entered: 07/05/2019)

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019

PACER
56

ORDER denying Plaintiffs' 54 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Any further request to remove Deepinder K. Goraya as counsel of record shall comply with the requirements of the applicable Local Rules and this Order. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 7/8/2019. (jah) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER

~Util - Terminate Hearings

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER
57

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Due to a conflict involving the Court's calendar, the telephonic Settlement Conference set for 7/15/2019 will be held at 11:30 a.m. inste4ad of 12:00 p.m. Counsel for Defendant shall initiate the conference call and shall call the Court's chambers with all counsel on the line. (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER
58

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: telephonicSettlement Conference held on 7/19/2019. As discussed with counsel, plaintiffs are to provide defendant with a draft agreement by 7/19/2019. Defendant shall provide its response to plaintiffs by 8/9/2019 and plaintiffs shall respond by 8/23/2019. A further telephonic Settlement Conference is set for 8/30/2019, at 11:00 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Plaintiffs' counsel shall initiate the conference call to chambers. (Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Michael Garabed). (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 07/19/2019)

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

PACER

Settlement Conference

July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

PACER
59

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 8/30/2019. As discussed with counsel, defendant is to respond to plaintiffs by 9/13/2019. Thereafter, plaintiffs shall reply to defendants response by 9/27/2019. A further telephonic Settlement Conference is set for 10/7/2019, at 2:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Plaintiffs' counsel shall initiate the conference call to chambers. (Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Katie Parker & Michael Garabed). (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 08/30/2019)

Aug. 30, 2019

Aug. 30, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

Aug. 30, 2019

Aug. 30, 2019

PACER

Settlement Conference

Aug. 30, 2019

Aug. 30, 2019

PACER
60

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 10/7/2019. An in-person Settlement Conference is set for 11/15/2019 at 9:30 a.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Attendance is required of counsel and party representatives with full and complete settlement authority.(Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Katie Parker & Michael Garabed). (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 10/07/2019)

Oct. 7, 2019

Oct. 7, 2019

PACER
61

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: At the request of the parties, the Settlement Conference on 11/15/2019 at 9:30 a.m. is continued to 11/21/2019 at 2:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford.(no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 10/08/2019)

Oct. 8, 2019

Oct. 8, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

Oct. 8, 2019

Oct. 8, 2019

PACER

Settlement Conference

Oct. 8, 2019

Oct. 8, 2019

PACER

~Util - Set Hearings

Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 9, 2019

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~Util - Terminate Hearings

Oct. 9, 2019

Oct. 9, 2019

PACER
62

MOTION to Excuse Appearance of Amy Bonano at Settlement Conference, by Amy Bonano, Lisa Marie Irving, National Federation of the Blind, Inc.. (Weber, Jessica) (dlg). (Entered: 11/06/2019)

Nov. 6, 2019

Nov. 6, 2019

PACER
63

ORDER Granting Unopposed 62 Motion to Excuse Appearance of Plaintiff Amy Bonano at Settlement Conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 11/6/19. (dlg) (Entered: 11/07/2019)

Nov. 7, 2019

Nov. 7, 2019

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ORDER: After conferring with counsel and with good cause appearing, the Settlement Conference on 11/21/2019 at 2:00 p.m is converted to a telephonic appearance with counsel only. Counsel for plaintiff shall initiate the conference call and shall call the Court's chambers with all counsel on the line. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 11/15/2019.(no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 11/15/2019)

Nov. 15, 2019

Nov. 15, 2019

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Order

Nov. 15, 2019

Nov. 15, 2019

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Settlement Conference held on 11/21/2019. As discussed with counsel, the parties shall lodge a joint statement setting forth the timeline for completion of the project by 12/16/2019. A telephonic Status Conference is set for 1/7/2020 at 1:30 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Plaintiff's counsel shall initiate the conference call. (Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Katie Parker & Michael Garabed). (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 11/21/2019)

Nov. 21, 2019

Nov. 21, 2019

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~Util - Set Hearings

Nov. 22, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019

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Settlement Conference

Nov. 22, 2019

Nov. 22, 2019

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STATUS REPORT (Joint) by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Parker, Katherine) (Entered: 12/16/2019)

Dec. 16, 2019

Dec. 16, 2019

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Status Conference held on 1/7/2020. (Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber). (Defendant Attorneys Katie Parker & Michael Garabed). A further telephonic Status Conference is set for 2/13/2020 at 1:30 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford. Plaintiff's counsel shall initiate the conference call. The parties shall lodge a Joint Status Report by 2/10/2020.(no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 01/07/2020)

Jan. 7, 2020

Jan. 7, 2020

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~Util - Set Hearings

Jan. 7, 2020

Jan. 7, 2020

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Status Conference

Jan. 7, 2020

Jan. 7, 2020

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STATUS REPORT (Joint) by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Parker, Katherine)(jmo). (Entered: 02/10/2020)

Feb. 10, 2020

Feb. 10, 2020

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford: Status Conference held on 2/13/2020. The case is settled. A telephonic Settlement Disposition Conference ("SDC") is set for 3/20/2020 at 11:00 a.m. Plaintiffs' counsel shall initiate the conference call. If a Joint Motion to Dismiss is filed prior to the SDC, the SDC will be vacated. (Plaintiff Attorney Jessica Weber & Autumn Elliott). (Defendant Attorney Katie Parker & Michael Garabed). (no document attached) (kxb) (Entered: 02/13/2020)

Feb. 13, 2020

Feb. 13, 2020

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~Util - Set Hearings

Feb. 14, 2020

Feb. 14, 2020

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Status Conference

Feb. 14, 2020

Feb. 14, 2020

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Joint MOTION to Dismiss and So-Order Settlement Agreement and Retain Jurisdiction to Enforce by Nancy A. Berryhill. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Settlement Agreement)(Parker, Katherine) (jmo). (Entered: 02/21/2020)

Feb. 21, 2020

Feb. 21, 2020

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Notice, Consent and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge by Nancy A. Berryhill. Case reassigned to Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford for all further proceedings in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636(c)(l), FRCP 73 and the consent of theparties. The new case number is 17cv1730-KSC. Signed by Judge Cynthia Bashant on 3/2/20.(jmo) (dlg). (Entered: 03/03/2020)

March 3, 2020

March 3, 2020

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Settlement Agreement and Stipulated Order of Dismissal. Signed by Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford on 3/09/2020. (jpp) (Entered: 03/12/2020)

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 28, 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Several blind social security recipients and the National Federation of the Blind, Inc.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Washington Lawyers' Committee

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Federal

Social Security Administration (San Diego, San Diego), Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2020 - 2024

Issues

General:

Access to public accommodations - governmental

Reasonable Accommodations

Screen readers and similar accessibility devices

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Visual impairment

Benefit Source:

Social Security Retirement and Death Benefit

SSDI

SSI