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Case Name Pecunas v. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation DR-PA-0005
Docket / Court 1:11-cv-00016-SJM ( W.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals and Timekeeping
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Reasonable Accommodation
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Transportation
Disability
disability, unspecified
Mobility impairment
Visual impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Reasonable Accommodations
Reasonable Modifications
Sidewalks
Transportation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Millcreek Township, PA
Pennsylvania
Plaintiff Description Voices for Independence, a non-profit disability advocacy group, and a class of disabled individuals, alleging that defendants Millcreek Township, PA and PennDOT failed to provide accessible sidewalks and curb cuts as required by the ADA.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2011 - n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:11-cv-00016-SJM (W.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint for Civil and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 81]
DR-PA-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/20/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion to Approve Consent Decree and Partial Settlement Among Defendant Millcreek Township, PA and Plaintiffs [Consent Decree and Partial Settlement Attached] [ECF# 16]
DR-PA-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [Granting Motion to Approve Consent Decree] [ECF# 17] (W.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/12/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Motion to Approve Joint Partial Settlement Among All Parties [ECF# 162]
DR-PA-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges McLaughlin, Sean J. (W.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0005-0003 | DR-PA-0005-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Finnegan, John Mark (Michigan)
DR-PA-0005-0001 | DR-PA-0005-0004 | DR-PA-0005-9000
Heberle, Denise M. (Michigan)
DR-PA-0005-0001 | DR-PA-0005-0004
Markham, Craig A. (Pennsylvania)
DR-PA-0005-0001 | DR-PA-0005-0004 | DR-PA-0005-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bradley, Scott A. (Pennsylvania)
DR-PA-0005-0004 | DR-PA-0005-9000
Pavkov, Mark T. (Pennsylvania)
DR-PA-0005-0004
Shaw, Mark J. (Pennsylvania)
DR-PA-0005-0002 | DR-PA-0005-9000
Watts, Marissa Savastana (Pennsylvania)
DR-PA-0005-0002 | DR-PA-0005-9000

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