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Case Name Kyle v. City & County of Denver DR-CO-0009
Docket / Court 1:10-cv-00829-REB-KLM ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Case Summary
Disabled prisoners incarcerated at the Denver County Jail sued the city and county, alleging it had discriminated against them by segregating them from the general population, denying access to activities and services, and failing to accommodate their basic needs.

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Disabled prisoners incarcerated at the Denver County Jail sued the city and county, alleging it had discriminated against them by segregating them from the general population, denying access to activities and services, and failing to accommodate their basic needs.

The plaintiffs filed their complaint on April 13, 2010 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs were inmates at the Denver County Jail. Both have spinal cord injuries and use wheelchairs.

The complaint alleged that the plaintiffs were segregated in the medical ward, despite no medical necessity, denied recreational and other activities because of their disabilities, denied access to religious facilities, the library, education, counseling, and other services and activities, and that the jail lacked accessible showers and other basic necessities.

The plaintiffs sought declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief. On March 3, 2011, the parties reached a settlement, the terms of which are not available. On May 31, 2011, the case was dismissed with prejudice. This case is closed.

Denise Heberle - 07/19/2012


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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) The City and County of Denver and its jail facilities and officials
Plaintiff Description Disabled inmates at the Denver County Jail
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 Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:10-cv-00829-REB-KLM (D. Colo.) 06/10/2011
DR-CO-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 04/13/2010
DR-CO-0009-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Blackburn, Robert E. (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0009-9000
Mix, Kristen L. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate]
DR-CO-0009-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Greisen, Paula Dee (Colorado)
DR-CO-0009-0001 | DR-CO-0009-9000
Lucas, Carrie Ann (Colorado)
DR-CO-0009-0001 | DR-CO-0009-9000
Montoya, Andrew Christopher (Colorado)
DR-CO-0009-9000
Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado)
DR-CO-0009-0001 | DR-CO-0009-9000
Schwartz, Laura Ellen (Colorado)
DR-CO-0009-0001 | DR-CO-0009-9000
Williams, Kevin William (Colorado)
DR-CO-0009-0001 | DR-CO-0009-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bigler, Thomas G. (Colorado)
DR-CO-0009-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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