Filed Date: Feb. 7, 2023
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On February 7, 2023, two individuals filed this putative class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and other individuals with mobility disabilities in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the city of Sacramento and Sacramento County under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and state law. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief. They claimed that the defendants' failure to maintain clear sidewalks had violated their right to access public accommodations.
The plaintiffs sought to certify a class defined as “all Sacramento residents with mobility disabilities who have used, use, or will use, the sidewalks in the defendant city, and defendant county, through the date of judgment in the action.”
The plaintiffs specifically alleged that the defendants had violated the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and state law by failing to clear sidewalks of debris and tent encampments of unsheltered people. The plaintiffs claimed that a rise in the population of unsheltered people had left sidewalks covered by shelters, leaving people with disabilities unable to utilize the sidewalks because they were completely blocked by these shelters.
As of March 12, 2023, this case was ongoing.
Rhea Sharma (3/12/2023)
See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66797443/hood-v-city-of-sacramento/
Last updated May 25, 2023, 3 a.m.
State / Territory: California
Filing Date: Feb. 7, 2023
Case Ongoing: Yes
All Sacramento residents with mobility disabilities who have used, use, or will use, the sidewalks in the defendant city, and defendant county, through the date of judgment in this action.
Public Interest Lawyer: No
Filed Pro Se: No
Class Action Sought: Yes
Class Action Outcome: Pending
Sacramento (Sacramento), County
Causes of Action:
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Prevailing Party: None Yet / None
Nature of Relief:
Source of Relief:
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)