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Case Name Richardson v. City of Steamboat Springs DR-CO-0006
Docket / Court 99-Z-1247 ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Case Summary
On July 1, 1999, two individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility, filed a complaint against the City of Steamboat Springs in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado claiming the City had failed to make its bus service and other services were not accessible to persons with ... read more >
On July 1, 1999, two individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility, filed a complaint against the City of Steamboat Springs in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado claiming the City had failed to make its bus service and other services were not accessible to persons with disabilities, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq., and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 794. The plaintiffs sought injunctive and monetary relief.

On April 20, 2000, the court granted the United States' motion to intervene on behalf of the plaintiffs. The decree essentially dealt with all of the plaintiffs' claims, requiring the defendant to make its transportation system and other services accessible. The defendant agreed to pay attorneys' fees and costs, $9500 to one plaintiff and $2750 to the other. The defendants were required to submit annual progress reports to plaintiffs' counsel. The decree was to last for 4 years.

Eric Weiler - 05/26/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
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) City of Steamboat Springs
Plaintiff Description Two disabled individuals using public transportation.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2001 - 2005
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:99-cv-01247-ZLW-MJW (D. Colo.) 08/10/2001
DR-CO-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 07/01/1999
DR-CO-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 12/11/2000 (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0006-0002.pdf | Detail
Judges Watanabe, Michael J. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
DR-CO-0006-9000
Weinshienk, Zita Leeson (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Breeskin, Michael Wayne (Colorado)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado)
DR-CO-0006-0001 | DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)
DR-CO-0006-0001 | DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Brougham, David R. (Colorado)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Other Lawyers Ellenby, Whitney L. (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Jackson, Harold L. (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Kaufman, Richard Carl (Colorado)
DR-CO-0006-9000
Lee, Bill Lann (California)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Nichol, Allison (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000
Wodach, John L. (District of Columbia)
DR-CO-0006-0002 | DR-CO-0006-9000

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