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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


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Issues and Causes of Action
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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
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filing Year 2007
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No
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Docket(s)
1:07-cv-00598-CMA -MEH (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/16/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
DR-CO-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/27/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Burlington Stage Lines, Ltd. Answer To Complaint [ECF# 14]
DR-CO-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/15/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Greyhound and TNM&O's Answer To Complaint [ECF# 25]
DR-CO-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 36]
DR-CO-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/17/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant CUSA Parts, LLC's Answer To Amended Complaint (2007 WL 4430434)
DR-CO-0003-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/01/2007
Source: Westlaw
Defendant Burlington Stage Lines, Ltd's to Amended Complaint (2007 WL 4430403)
DR-CO-0003-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/01/2007
Source: Westlaw
Greyhound and TNM&O's Answer to Amended Complaint (2007 WL 4430404)
DR-CO-0003-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/01/2007
Source: Westlaw
Defendant Busco, Inc., d/b/a Busco, Inc. Arrow Stage Lines Answer To Amended Complaint [ECF# 53]
DR-CO-0003-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Dismissing, With Prejudice, Defendant Cusa Parts, LLC d/b/a Power River Transportation] [ECF# 71] (D. Colo.)
DR-CO-0003-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/13/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Supplemental And Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 75]
DR-CO-0003-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/11/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Busco, Inc. And Black Hills Stage Lines' Motion To Dismiss Plaintiffs' First Claim For Relief [ECF# 84]
DR-CO-0003-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/25/2008
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 [ECF# 85]
DR-CO-0003-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/25/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant Burlington Stage Lines, Ltd's Answer To First Supplemental And Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 88]
DR-CO-0003-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/28/2008
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 [ECF# 92]
DR-CO-0003-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/27/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Supplemental And Third Amended Complaint [ECF# 125]
DR-CO-0003-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/05/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Arguello, Christine M. (D. Colo.) show/hide docs
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Babcock, Lewis Thornton (D. Colo.) show/hide docs
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Hegarty, Michael E. (D. Colo.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Krichiver, Ari Reuben (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Lucas, Carrie Ann (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Robertson, Amy Farr (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Williams, Kevin William (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Carafelli, Andrew James (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Jester, Jay S. (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Klopman, Susan Penniman (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Krzystek, Marcel (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Powell, David D (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Ringel, Andrew David (Colorado) show/hide docs
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