National DisAbility Rights Network

Disability rights group stands up for individuals at risk of losing essential services

Thursday, December 23, 2010Disability Rights North Carolina filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina in February 2010 on behalf of two individuals with developmental disabilities who risk institutionalization if proposed cuts to home-based services are implemented. The two plaintiffs, both of…

Lawsuit challenges planned North Carolina budget changes

Thursday, December 23, 2010DisAbility Rights of North Carolina is seeking to block North Carolina from making major cuts to its community-based services. The lawsuit is on behalf of two individuals whom would be forced to live in institutional settings after living in regular…

California Protection and Advocacy takes on Sacramento plan for people with disabilities

Thursday, December 23, 2010DisAbility Rights California filed a class action lawsuit against Sacramento County in May, protesting a plan to chop programs that provide services to an estimated 5,000 people with mental illnesses. The county’s plan, originally planned to go into effect July…

ABA opposes Barney Frank bill

Tuesday, August 10, 2010The American Bar Association House of Delegates passed a resolution August 10 opposing a bill from U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) restricting the rights of federal Protection and Advocacy groups to file class action lawsuits. “The American Bar Association opposes…

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