Community Members with Disabilities Challenge Philadelphia’s Dangerous and Impassable Sidewalks
August 26, 2019—Philadelphia, PA—A class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleges that the City of Philadelphia discriminates against residents and visitors with disabilities that affect their mobility by failing to make its sidewalks and pedestrian routes accessible to people who use wheelchairs or […]
Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday decrying what they called shoddy medical care and a failure by authorities to provide accommodations for disabilities.
Immigrant rights advocates filed a sweeping class-action lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration Monday, alleging that lax oversight by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security has caused severe deficiencies in medical and mental healthcare, as well as discrimination against detainees with disabilities, in nearly 160 facilities across the country.
Civil Rights Groups Charge that ICE Disregards Immigrants’ Medical, Mental Health Needs and Ignores Discrimination Against Immigrants with Disabilities
New Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Highlights Abusive Isolation, Horrific Medical and Mental Health Care, and Denial of Accommodations to and Discrimination Against Detained Immigrants with Disabilities August 19, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA –A nationwide class action lawsuit was filed today against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Department of Homeland Security […]
Court Conference – Forsee v. MTA
The case is scheduled for court conference to discuss the City of New York’s motion to dismiss the case in front of Judge Ramos on August 1 at 2:00pm at the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, located at 40 Foley Square, Courtroom 619.
Status Conference – Center for Independence of the Disabled New York v. MTA (State)
The case is scheduled for a status conference on August 1 at 10am at the New York Supreme Court located at 60 Center Street. Judge Shlomo Hagler will also discuss DRA’s Freedom of Information Law petition.
Federal Court Certifies Class of Children Systematically Denied Access to Special Education in Oxnard, California
Disponible en español abajo. July 31, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Federal Judge John A. Kronstadt of the Central District of California has certified a class of elementary and middle school children in a case charging that the mostly Latinx Oxnard School District does not provide special education evaluations or services for students who show clear […]
Human Resources & Operations Assistant
With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is the leading nonprofit disability rights legal center in the nation. DRA provides free legal representation to people with the full spectrum of disabilities in complex, system-change class-action cases. Founded in 1993, DRA has taken on and won hundreds of major class-action cases—achieving dramatic […]
Summer Law Clerk (2020)
Disability Rights Advocates Seeks 2Ls for Summer 2020 Law Clerk Positions With offices in California and New York, Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is one of the leading nonprofit disability rights legal centers in the nation. DRA provides free legal representation to people with the full spectrum of disabilities in complex, system-change class-action cases. Founded in […]
Sidewalks Hearing – Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York et al. v. The City Of New York, et al.
A hearing in DRA’s sidewalks case, Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York et al. v. The City Of New York, et al., is set for 7/23/2019 at 10:30 AM EST before Judge George B. Daniels in Courtroom 11A.