Blog

Federal Appeals Court: Civil Rights Claims Against Uber Must Be Heard in Court

  March 22, 2021 – Pittsburgh, PA – Plaintiffs suing Uber for failing to provide transportation accessible to people with disabilities cannot be forced out of court and into arbitration, a federal court of appeals ruled on Wednesday. Read the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion here. The plaintiffs are people with disabilities who cannot use Uber’s […]

Reuters

Uber can’t force arbitration of disability discrimination claims – 3rd Circuit – Ride-hailing app giant Uber Technologies Inc cannot force Pittsburgh motorized wheelchair users suing the company for disability discrimination to arbitrate their claims, a federal appeals court has ruled.

SF Chronicle

People living in their RVs in Pacifica are suing the city over its parking ban – Five people who live in their RVs have joined the ACLU of Northern California in a lawsuit against the city of Pacifica and its ban against parking an RV within the city.

Mercury News

Pacifica: RV-dwellers take city’s parking ban to court – A group of RV-dwellers and civil rights activists sued the city of Pacifica this week, fighting for the right to park the wheeled homes on city streets.

Civil Rights Organizations Sue Pacifica Over RV Parking Ban

  Lawsuit Condemns City’s Effort to Banish the Unhoused March 15, 2021 – Pacifica, CA – Today, on behalf of five Pacifica residents who reside in RVs, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, Disability Rights Advocates, and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County filed a class action lawsuit against the city to strike […]

Washington Post

ICE has no clear plan for vaccinating thousands of detained immigrants fighting deportation – The coronavirus has been running rampant for months through Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s network of jails holding civil immigration detainees fighting deportation — but the agency has no vaccination program and, unlike the Bureau of Prisons, is relying on state and […]

Federal Lawsuit Challenges NYC Department of Education’s Failure to Provide Accessible Restrooms and Other Accommodations for Public School Teacher

  March 10, 2021 – New York, NY – Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a national non-profit legal center, filed a federal lawsuit today against the largest public school district in the nation, the New York City Department of Education (DOE). The lawsuit challenges the DOE’s failure to provide a Bronx middle-school teacher with necessary and […]

Top Class Actions

500K Class Members Certified in Lawsuit Over NY Subway Accessibility – A class action lawsuit claiming that the New York subway system lacks accessibility for thousands with non-visible disabilities, such as multiple sclerosis or arthritis, has been certified by a State Supreme Court Judge this week.

Disability Rights Advocates Announces New President and CEO

March 1, 2021—Berkeley, CA—Kathy Martinez, internationally recognized disability rights leader, joins Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) today as the nonprofit legal center’s new President and CEO. “For the last three decades my focus has been to improve social and economic justice for people with disabilities, especially concerning women and people of color. We believe this will […]