Coverage Archive

Route Fifty

July 30, 2018

Golfo is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed last month that alleges New York City is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 because it has not adequately upgraded crosswalk signals to accommodate blind pedestrians.

NY1

July 20, 2018

Errol Louis discussed the fight for increased accessibility in the subway with Emily Seelenfeund of Disability Rights Advocates and the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York’s Susan Dooha and Dustin Jones.

The Stanford Daily

July 20, 2018

Three more individuals have joined the class-action lawsuit against Stanford — originally filed in May — which claims that the University, in placing students on leaves of absences in the face of severe mental health challenges without seeking sufficient accommodations, has discriminated against students with mental health disabilities.

StreetsBlog NYC

July 19, 2018

Andy Byford has committed to doubling the pace of elevator installation. Disability advocates want that codified in an enforceable court agreement.

New York Law Journal

June 7, 2018

In a ruling that advocates say could open Uber Technologies Inc. up to additional litigation over providing service to disabled people, a New York state court judge in Brooklyn found that the ride-sharing company’s arbitration clause was too ambiguous to move a disabled woman’s suit against the company into arbitration.

Legal Reader

May 21, 2018

Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates is filing a class action against Stanford University on behalf of at least three students, all of whom, says the DRA, faced discrimination due to mental health issues.

The Daily Californian

May 20, 2018

A Berkeley-based disability rights advocacy group filed a lawsuit against Stanford University on Friday, alleging discrimination against students with mental health issues.

The Palo Alto Daily Post

May 19, 2018

A campus mental health group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Stanford, alleging that the school discriminates against mentally ill students by forcing them out of their classes and dorms when they show signs of self-harm or suicidal ideation.

The Stanford Daily

May 18, 2018

Three individuals and a student-run mental health coalition are suing Stanford for “punitive, illegal, and discriminatory” responses to mental health disabilities, a district court complaint filed Thursday reveals.

Palo Alto Weekly

May 18, 2018

In a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday, a group of Stanford University students allege that the university has repeatedly violated state and federal anti-discrimination laws in its response to students with mental health disabilities, including those who have been hospitalized for suicide attempts.