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Case Name American Council of the Blind v. Astrue DR-CA-0003
Docket / Court 3:05-cv-04696 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s)
Attorney Organization NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Government Services (specify)
Reasonable Accommodations
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. ยง 701
Defendant(s) Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Description Recipients of Supplemental Social Security Income payments from Social Security whose visual impairment substantially limits their ability to see such that they need materials to be in an accessible format in order to participate in these programs.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2010 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
3:05−cv−04696 (N.D. Cal.) 05/01/2012
DR-CA-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order: (1) Denying Motions to Dismiss in Part and (2) Requesting Further Briefing 04/23/2008 (2008 WL 1858928) (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0003-0001.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief 06/18/2008
DR-CA-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law After Bench Trial 10/20/2009 (2009 WL 3400686) (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0003-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Alsup, William Haskell (N.D. Cal.)
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Chen, Edward Milton (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
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Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brand, Esta Lynne (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
Cardoso, Denise Marieiro (California)
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Crosby, Peter J. (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
Cummings, Larisa M. (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
Finberg, Jeanne (California)
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Foster, Jacob Nathaniel (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
Haq, Adil (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
Jenkins, Sara E. (California)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Kumar, Ruhi (California)
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Lanvers, Charlotte L. (District of Columbia)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Lu, Jennifer C. (California)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Mayerson, Arlene Brynne (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
McIntyre, Gerald Andrew (California)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Miller, Ann Kathleen (California)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Rosen, Catherine Picard (California)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Russell, Wondie (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
Su, Henry C. (District of Columbia)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Wang, Marilee Chan (California)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Wilde, Kathleen L. (Oregon)
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Yee, Silvia (California)
DR-CA-0003-0002 | DR-CA-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Edney, Marsha S. (District of Columbia)
DR-CA-0003-9000
La Morte, Tara Marie (District of Columbia)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Riess, Daniel Martin (District of Columbia)
DR-CA-0003-9000
Risner, Scott (District of Columbia)
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Other Lawyers None on record

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