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Case Name Saldana-Neily v. Santa Cruz Sch. Dist. DR-CA-0036
Docket / Court 5:02-cv-04795 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Case Summary
On September 11, 2000, a paraplegic woman sued the Santa Cruz School District in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for failing to provide access to persons with mobility impairments at the nursery school her children attended.



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On September 11, 2000, a paraplegic woman sued the Santa Cruz School District in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for failing to provide access to persons with mobility impairments at the nursery school her children attended.



Specifically, Plaintiff claimed that paths from the parking lot to the school grounds, front doors, playground, bathrooms, and activities requiring parent-child involvement were inaccessible, all in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 USC §12131 et seq; (2) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, § 29 USC 794; (3) California Government Code §§4450 et seq; and (4) The California Civil Rights Acts, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 54 and 54.1. The plaintiff sought an injunction forcing the defendant to remove architectural and other barriers to disabled access, unspecified damages, and attorneys' fees and costs.



On August 7, 2003, the District Court dismissed the case, noting that a settlement agreement had been reached. The details of this settlement agreement are not publicly available.

Eric Weiler - 08/19/2010


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State law
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Santa Cruz School District
Plaintiff Description Paraplegic mother of children at public nursery school
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2003 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
3:00−cv−03292 (N.D. Cal.) 03/26/2001
DR-CA-0036-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
5:02−cv−04795 (N.D. Cal.) 08/07/2003
DR-CA-0036-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint For Damages And Injunctive Relief . . . 10/04/2002
DR-CA-0036-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Answer . . . 11/06/2002
DR-CA-0036-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Of Dismissal [And Noticing Settlement] 08/06/2003 (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0036-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Breyer, Charles R. (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0036-9001
Fogel, Jeremy D. (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0036-0003 | DR-CA-0036-9000
James, Maria-Elena (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
DR-CA-0036-9001
Seeborg, Richard G. (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
DR-CA-0036-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barbosa, Patricia (California)
DR-CA-0036-0001 | DR-CA-0036-9000 | DR-CA-0036-9001
Rein, Paul Leslie (California)
DR-CA-0036-0001 | DR-CA-0036-9000 | DR-CA-0036-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Chow, Kathryn (California)
DR-CA-0036-0002
Hawley, James R. (California)
DR-CA-0036-0002 | DR-CA-0036-9000 | DR-CA-0036-9001
Luhe, Kathryn (California)
DR-CA-0036-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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