University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. DR-CO-0003
Docket / Court 1:07-cv-00598-ZLW-MEH ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Case Summary
On March 27, 2007, individuals with mobility impairments and an advocacy group filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against five operators of "over the road bus" transportation, for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, and ... read more >
On March 27, 2007, individuals with mobility impairments and an advocacy group filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against five operators of "over the road bus" transportation, for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, and Colorado law. The plaintiffs alleged the defendants failed to provide accessible bus service.

Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that they all experienced numerous problems with wheelchair access, including drivers not knowing how to operate wheelchair lifts, defective lifts, drivers not allowing them off the bus at rest stops, and accessible buses not being available despite 48 hours advance notice to the bus companies.



The plaintiffs claimed the defendants' actions violated the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 42 U.S.C. § 12184; the Rehabilitation Act, Section 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794; and the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), Colo. Rev. Stat. § 6-1-112. The plaintiffs alleged violation of the regulations 49 C.F.R. 37, which implemented the ADA as to companies that operated bus service. The CCPA allows a claim for damages against defendants who engage in deceptive trade practices. The plaintiff alleged defendants engaged in deceptive practices by promising accessible bus service but then failing to deliver.

The plaintiffs sought an injunctive relief, damages, attorneys' fees, and costs.

All defendants eventually settled and were dismissed by stipulation. The only substantive motions were a motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment by two defendants, which they withdrew on June 5, 2008. It is unclear whether Greyhound and Busco/Black Hills also settled with the plaintiffs.

Presently, none of the settlement agreements are publicly available.

Eric Weiler - 05/25/2010


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
General
Access to public accommodations - privately owned
Transportation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Various corporations operating bus service
Plaintiff Description Disabled individuals using bus service
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:07-cv-00598-CMA -MEH (D. Colo.) 03/16/2009
DR-CO-0003-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 03/27/2007
DR-CO-0003-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Burlington Stage Lines, Ltd. Answer To Complaint 06/15/2007
DR-CO-0003-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Greyhound and TNM&O's Answer To Complaint 07/20/2007
DR-CO-0003-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 09/17/2007
DR-CO-0003-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant CUSA Parts, LLC's Answer To Amended Complaint 10/01/2007 (2007 WL 4430434)
DR-CO-0003-0005 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Defendant Burlington Stage Lines, Ltd's to Amended Complaint 10/01/2007 (2007 WL 4430403)
DR-CO-0003-0006 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Greyhound and TNM&O's Answer to Amended Complaint 10/01/2007 (2007 WL 4430404)
DR-CO-0003-0007 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Defendant Busco, Inc., d/b/a Busco, Inc. Arrow Stage Lines Answer To Amended Complaint 11/21/2007
DR-CO-0003-0008 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing, With Prejudice, Defendant Cusa Parts, LLC d/b/a Power River Transportation] 03/13/2008 (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0003-0009 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Supplemental And Second Amended Complaint 04/11/2008
DR-CO-0003-0010 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Busco, Inc. And Black Hills Stage Lines' Motion To Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Claim For Relief 04/25/2008
DR-CO-0003-0011 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Busco, Inc And Black Hills Stage Lines' Motion For Summary Judgment On Plaintiffs' Second Claim For Relief 04/25/2008
DR-CO-0003-0012 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Burlington Stage Lines, Ltd's Answer To First Supplemental And Second Amended Complaint 04/28/2008
DR-CO-0003-0014 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Response To Defendant Busco Inc. And Black Hills Stage Lines' Motion For Summary Judgment On Plaintiffs' Second Claim For Relief 05/27/2008
DR-CO-0003-0015 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Supplemental And Third Amended Complaint 09/05/2008
DR-CO-0003-0016 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Arguello, Christine M. (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0003-9000
Babcock, Lewis Thornton (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0003-0009
Hegarty, Michael E. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
DR-CO-0003-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0001 | DR-CO-0003-0004 | DR-CO-0003-0010 | DR-CO-0003-0016 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Krichiver, Ari Reuben (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0001 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Lucas, Carrie Ann (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0001 | DR-CO-0003-0004 | DR-CO-0003-0010 | DR-CO-0003-0016 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0001 | DR-CO-0003-0004 | DR-CO-0003-0010 | DR-CO-0003-0016
Williams, Kevin William (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0001 | DR-CO-0003-0004 | DR-CO-0003-0010 | DR-CO-0003-0015 | DR-CO-0003-0016 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Carafelli, Andrew James (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-9000
Jester, Jay S. (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0008 | DR-CO-0003-0011 | DR-CO-0003-0012 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Klopman, Susan Penniman (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0002 | DR-CO-0003-0005 | DR-CO-0003-0006 | DR-CO-0003-0007 | DR-CO-0003-0014 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Krzystek, Marcel (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0008 | DR-CO-0003-0011 | DR-CO-0003-0012 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Powell, David D (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0002 | DR-CO-0003-0005 | DR-CO-0003-0006 | DR-CO-0003-0007 | DR-CO-0003-0014
Ringel, Andrew David (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-9000
Schluter, Leslie Lynn (Colorado)
DR-CO-0003-0003 | DR-CO-0003-0007 | DR-CO-0003-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -