California

Los Angeles settles accessible housing lawsuit for $200 million

Sunday, September 11, 2016The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 on August 30 to spend $200 million over the next decade to resolve an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit concerning the accessibility of the City’s public housing stock. “When our clients can’t find…

San Bernardino County reaches agreement to improve youth disability services

Friday, August 26, 2016The Department of Education announced a resolution agreement [PDF] August 5 with the nation’s largest county to overhaul its services for students with disabilities in its county’s juvenile jails and alternative schools. “We found in the investigation that in fact…

Class action status sought in school abuse complaint

Tuesday, August 9, 2016The Disability Rights Legal Center filed a motion July 11 to expand a lawsuit in federal court, first filed in October, accusing a California school district of systematically excluding students with intellectual disabilities from its services by failing to…

California school district sued over disciplinary practices

Monday, August 1, 2016The East County NAACP sued the Antioch Unified School District in the East Bay Area on July 6 for allegedly failing to meet the terms of an agreement announced 16 months ago. Under that agreement the District would be forced…

Gender bias suit targets California workers’ compensation system

Friday, July 15, 2016
Suit alleges systemic gender bias in California Workers’ Compensation program
In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit [PDF], the Service Employees International Union and three individuals filed a discrimination suit, July 6, against the California workers’ compensation system, accusing it of discriminating…

Settlement requires Uber to eradicate discrimination against blind riders who use service animals

Monday, May 9, 2016
Uber to stop discriminating against people who use service animals.
Uber Technologies, Inc. will take new steps to ensure its drivers do not discriminate against customers who are blind or have visual disabilities that require the assistance of service animals,…

Former NFL player sues league over disability benefits plan

Friday, April 1, 2016
Former NFL players struggle to obtain disability benefits
Former NFL cornerback Charles Dimry filed a federal lawsuit against the National Football League on March 23, accusing the league of violating federal law by failing to follow the terms of its…

AMC Theaters sued by advocates for the blind

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
AMC Theater Facing Accessibility Suit
The nation’s largest movie chain was hit by a class-action complaint in federal court last month, accusing it of failing to make its services accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. “Properly functioning…

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