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1 E.E. v. California
3:21-cv-07585-SI (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/28/2021 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-CA-0040
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2021, plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against the state of California, the California Board of Education, and the California Department of Education. Plaintiffs were students with disabilities and an organization that advocates for disabled students and their families, and they were represented by Disability Rights ... [view]
2 D.P. v. School Board of Palm Beach County
9:21-cv-81099 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 06/22/2021 - Case Ongoing
School District of Palm Beach County
School District of Palm Beach County
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-FL-0003
Palm Beach County
Coding Complete
This is a case about the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC), acting under the Baker Act, a Florida state law that authorized SDPBC to remove hundreds of children deemed to be a threat and took them to psychiatric facilities for involuntary psychiatric examinations each year. On June 22, 2021, four students of color and one white student ... [view]
3 Goodlaxson v. City of Baltimore
1:21-cv-01454-BPG (D. Md.)
Filed 06/10/2021 - Case Ongoing
City of Baltimore
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-MD-0002
Baltimore City
Coding Complete
This case is about sidewalk and street accessibility for people with mobility disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland. On June 10, 2021, three residents of Baltimore with mobility disabilities and the IMAGE Center of Maryland sued the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs, ... [view]
4 Tassinari v. Salvation Army National Corporation
1:21-cv-10806 (D. Mass.)
Filed 05/14/2021 - Case Ongoing
The Salvation Army National Corporation
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
DR-MA-0009
Coding Complete
On May 14, 2021, plaintiffs filed this class action suit against the Salvation Army National Corporation for discriminating against individuals with disabilities who use doctor-prescribed medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The plaintiffs have a history of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and have used MAT as part of their treatment regime. MAT, which ... [view]
5 Spillman v. Salvation Army
CGC-21-591364 (State Court)
Filed 05/07/2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
DR-CA-0062
Coding In Process
Five workers at rehabilitation programs run by the Salvation Army filed this putative class action lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court on May 7, 2021. The plaintiffs alleged that the Salvation Army violated numerous California state laws by forcing them to work in its thrift stores and other facilities as part of their treatment, but ... [view]
6 Mackes v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:21-cv-01100 (D. Colo.)
Filed 04/21/2021 - Case Ongoing
Colorado Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0038
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on April 21, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado by two blind men in the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) as well as the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, on behalf of the two men as well as other members who are or may be in the custody of CDOC. Plaintiffs were ... [view]
7 Terrill v. Oregon
6:21-cv-00588-AA (D. Or.)
Filed 04/20/2021 - Case Ongoing
State of Oregon
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-OR-0017
Coding Complete
This lawsuit addresses whether or not prisoners in the state of Oregon have to pay for medical equipment. A prisoner at the Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon on April 20, 2021. Defendants were the State of Oregon and the Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections ... [view]
8 Center for Legal Advocacy v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:21-cv-00792-NRN (D. Colo.)
Filed 03/18/2021 - Case Ongoing
Colorado Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0037
Coding Complete
On March 18, 2021, the Center for Legal Advocacy, d/b/a Disability Law Colorado (“DLC”), a federally mandated protection and advocacy (“P&A”) organization for the State of Colorado, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. DLC sued the Colorado Department of Corrections (“CDOC”) under the Americans ... [view]
9 NAACP v. San Jose
4:21-cv-01705 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/11/2021 - Case Ongoing
San Jose
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-CA-0053
Coding Complete
On March 11, 2011, the NAACP and a few other individuals filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of San Jose and public officials. The plaintiffs stated that they were peacefully protesting police brutality and institutionalized racism when San Jose police fired impact munitions and attacked them with flash-bang grenades, chemical weapons, ... [view]
10 Disability Rights Connecticut v. Connecticut Department of Correction
3:21-cv-00146 (D. Conn.)
Filed 02/04/2021 - Case Ongoing
Connecticut Department of Correction
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CT-0023
Coding Complete
This lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut challenged prolonged isolation and in-cell shackling imposed on people with mental illness in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Correction. Disability Rights Connecticut, a private, nonprofit corporation that is the authorized protection and advocacy system for the ... [view]
11 E.F. v. New York City Department of Education
1:21-cv-00419 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/26/2021 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
DR-NY-0017
New York
Coding Complete
On January 26, 2021, this class-action suit was filed against the New York City Department of Education, the City of New York, and the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education on behalf of a class of nearly 2,000 Staten Island children with disabilities who alleged that they were being taught in segregated and unequal settings in ... [view]
12 Harper v. Cuomo
9:21-cv-00019 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/08/2021 - Case Ongoing
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NY-0081
Albany County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class action was filed on June 16, 2020 by medically vulnerable prisoners in New York's Adirondack Correctional Facility. The plaintiffs sought extra protections from COVID-19. A magistrate judge denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction on March 1, 2021.
This is a case about COVID-19 precautions ... [view]
13 Cardew v. New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
6:21-cv-06557 (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NY-0088
Coding In Process
The nonprofit organizations Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) filed a class action lawsuit against the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) on behalf of people with disabilities who are incarcerated at Five Points Correctional Facility and have been denied ... [view]
14 DOJ Investigation of Brown University
No Docket (No Court)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
Brown University
Brown University
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
DR-RI-0005
Providence County
Coding Complete
At some point unknown to the Clearinghouse, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island commenced an investigation and compliance review into allegations that Brown University violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The investigation responded to a complaint regarding the ... [view]
15 Busbee v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
1:20-cv-02401-CCC-SES (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 12/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-PA-0052
Cumberland County
Coding Complete
This wrongful death suit arose when correctional officers pepper sprayed an incarcerated person who suffered from chronic asthma. After the officers pepper sprayed him, the decedent suffered from an asthma attack and eventually passed away from asphyxiation. On December 22, 2020, the decedent’s mother filed this lawsuit on behalf of his estate ... [view]
16 DOJ v. Amtrak
1:20-cv-3503 (D.D.C.)
Filed 12/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0009
Coding Complete
On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12165, by failing to make its intercity rail stations accessible to individuals with disabilities by July 26, 2020, as ... [view]
17 E.A.R.R. v. Department of Homeland Security
3:20-cv-02146 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 11/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-CA-0171
Coding Complete
On November 2, 2020, asylum seekers with disabilities and health conditions filed this putative class-action suit against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Southern District of California. The suit alleged that defendants violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and Section 504 of the ... [view]
18 Wolfe v. Portland
3:20-cv-01882-BR (D. Or.)
Filed 11/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland Police Bureau
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-OR-0010
Multnomah County
Coding Complete
This case involved allegations that local, state, and federal law enforcement failed to accommodate people with disabilities during public assemblies and protests. Four Portland, Oregon residents with disabilities, along with Disability Rights Oregon, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (Portland) on November 1, 2020 ... [view]
19 U.S. v. Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
2:20-cv-00410 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 08/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-VA-0027
Portsmouth (independent) city
Coding Complete
After a two-year investigation initiated in December 2016 under CRIPA and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Notice on December 19, 2018 concluding that the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority (“HRRJ”) failed to provide constitutionally adequate medical and mental health care to ... [view]
20 National Association of the Deaf v. Trump
1:20-cv-02107 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0008
Coding Complete
On August 3, 2020, the National Association for the Deaf and five plaintiffs who are deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary and preferred language brought this action against President Trump and other members of the White House staff (ECF 1). Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House began holding televised ... [view]
21 Blake v. Carr
4:20-cv-807-P (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Medical Center, Carswell
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-TX-0026
Fort Worth
Coding Complete
This case concerns the conditions of confinement at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell (hereafter FMC-Carswell), a women’s prison in Fort Worth, Texas. The original plaintiffs included over seventy prisoners who alleged systemic failure to implement proper COVID-19 protocols, unjustified denial of medical care and hygiene products; low-quality ... [view]
22 Disability Rights California v. County of Alameda
3:20-cv-05256 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Alameda County
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
DR-CA-0061
Alameda County
Coding Complete
This case was brought by Disability Rights California (“DRC”), a nonprofit corporation, to challenge the systemic institutionalization and segregation of Alameda County residents with serious mental health disabilities. On July 30, 2020, DRC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and named the ... [view]
23 Jones v. Hill
1:20-cv-02791-ELR (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff of Clayton County, Georgia
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-GA-0025
Clayton County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Four incarcerated individuals filed this class-action lawsuit against the Clayton County Jail based on conditions-of-confinement claims, as well as a habeas claim, a Rehabilitation Act claim, and an ADA claim. The suit remains ongoing.
Four individuals incarcerated in the Clayton County Jail filed this complaint against the ... [view]
24 Ruiz v. City of Sacramento
2:20-cv-01229 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Sacramento
Sacramento
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-CA-0045
Sacramento
Coding Complete
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 18, 2020 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of California. The suit came after police in Sacramento, California allegedly used illegal tactics in an effort to disrupt protests that occurred after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, ... [view]
25 Fenty v. Penzone
2:20-cv-01192-SPL (D. Ariz.)
Filed 06/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff
Maricopa County
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-AZ-0016
Maricopa County
Coding Complete
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