Coverage Archive

U.S. Department of Justice

April 8, 2021

Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Disability Discrimination Suit Against City of Chicago Regarding Pedestrians with Visual Disabilities – The Justice Department today moved to intervene in a disability discrimination lawsuit that private plaintiffs with visual disabilities brought against the City of Chicago under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the […]

The Verge

March 26, 2021

HBO Max begins rolling out audio descriptions – Select titles on HBO Max now have audio descriptions, which are separate audio tracks that describe what’s visually happening on-screen. The option is currently available on the website and mobile apps but not on TV apps. 

Reuters

March 17, 2021

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

March 16, 2021

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

March 16, 2021

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.

Washington Post

March 12, 2021

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 […]

Top Class Actions

March 1, 2021

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.

Gothamist

February 25, 2021

Lawsuit Against MTA Over Accessibility Attains Class-Action Status With More Than 500,000 Plaintiffs – A State Supreme Court Judge ruled this week that a lawsuit filed against the MTA on behalf of a coalition of accessibility rights advocates does, in fact, represent a class of more than 500,000 people who claim they’ve been excluded from […]

Gothamist

February 9, 2021

City Is Sued Over District 75 Schools For Students With Disabilities – The city’s separate schools for children with disabilities is under fire in a new civil rights class action lawsuit that alleges these schools deprive students of an equal education.

The City

February 5, 2021

Staten Island Special Education Students Sue to Join Neighborhood School Classrooms – A trio of Staten Island children with developmental disabilities is suing the city to force the city Department of Education to integrate students from their district into neighborhood school classrooms.