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Suffolk Independent Living Organization v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Case Area: , Disability:

On July 10, 2020, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), Kasowitz Benson Torres, and the Law Offices of James E. Bahamonde reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to resolve a lawsuit alleging three LIRR stations violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to install elevators when[…continue]

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T.G. v. Kern County

Read the Class Notice in English or Spanish. On February 22, 2018, Disability Rights Advocates, in partnership with Disability Rights California (“DRC”), released a 50-page report on our 6-month investigation of the treatment of youth with disabilities at the Kern County Juvenile Hall and other Kern County juvenile detention facilities. Our investigation uncovered abuse and[…continue]

News & Current Events

An envelope being held up Judge Rules North Carolina Absentee Voting Must Be Accessible for November Election September 25, 2020

  September 25, 2020 – Raleigh, NC – Last night, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina granted a motion for preliminary injunction against the North Carolina State Board of Elections (“NCSBOE”), ordering them to make their Absentee Voting Program accessible to voters with disabilities by the November election. This ruling[…continue]

Close up of a person's hands using a braille keyboard to read information on a computer monitor, in an office setting Industry Leading HR and Payroll Company, ADP, Sued for Discrimination Against Blind Employees September 23, 2020

  September 22, 2022 — San Francisco Bay Area, CA — On September 17,2020, San Francisco’s LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (LightHouse) and two of its employees filed a lawsuit against payroll processing and HR giant ADP for failing to make its industry-leading products and services accessible to blind managers and line staff.[…continue]

Nurse speaking with senior patient in wheelchair Medical Practice Sued for Discriminatory Policy That Jeopardizes Patients with Disabilities August 13, 2020

    August 13, 2020 – Louisville, KY – Yesterday, following the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Disability Rights Advocates filed a putative class action lawsuit against First Urology, challenging the medical practice’s illegal policy of refusing to help patients with disabilities transfer from wheelchairs or other mobility devices to examination[…continue]