Coverage Archive

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.

The Mercury News

May 18, 2018

Stanford University students who attempt or consider suicide have been banned from campus, ousted from university housing, and ordered to pay hundreds of dollars for getting kicked out, according to a new lawsuit filed by three students and a mental health group.

Courthouse News

May 17, 2018

(CN) –Like many American universities, Stanford is struggling to support its growing student population dealing with issues like depression, substance abuse and mental health disabilities.

amNewYork

April 16, 2018

DRA’s Michelle Caiola featured in an article about MTA’s transit president’s subway ride-along with advocates.

Streetsblog NYC

April 10, 2018

A DOT rule allowing drivers to block curb ramps at unmarked crosswalks may conflict with laws that mandate access for people with disabilities, according to a local disability rights expert.

The LA Times

March 15, 2018

If a person wants to drive for Uber or Lyft but doesn’t have a car, both ride-hailing companies steer them toward rental cars.

Observer

March 15, 2018

Lyft was sued by the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a nonprofit representing people with disabilities, in a class action lawsuit on Wednesday alleging the ride-sharing company discriminates against people who use wheelchairs by failing to providing sufficient wheelchair-accessible cars in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CNET

March 15, 2018

First Uber was sued for allegedly discriminating against people in wheelchairs, and now Lyft is getting the same treatment.