Coverage Archive

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.

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.


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.