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Case Name Barrier Busters v. City of Erie DR-PA-0006
Docket / Court 1:02-cv-00203-SPB ( 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
Reasonable Accommodation
Reporting
Disability
disability, unspecified
Mobility impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Barrier Removal
Disparate Impact
Reasonable Accommodations
Reasonable Modifications
Sidewalks
Transportation
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) Erie, PA
Plaintiff Description Barrier Busters, a disability advocacy group, and a class of disabled individuals, alleging that Erie, PA failed to provide adequate curb cuts as required by the ADA.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Order Duration 2003 - n/a
Filing Year 2002
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing DR-PA-0004 : Voices for Independence v. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (W.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0003 : Voices for Independence v. Meadville (W.D. Pa.)
Docket(s)
1:02-cv-203 (W.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Barrier Busters v. City of Erie - United States' Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Restrict Plaintiffs’ Action to A Two-Year Pre-Filing Period
DR-PA-0006-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/08/2003
Source: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
Stipulated Order Regarding Interpretation Among Plaintiffs and Defendant City of Erie [ECF# 42] (W.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/27/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
2011 Progress Report of City of Erie, Pennsylvania ADA Curb Ramp Program [ECF# 48]
DR-PA-0006-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/31/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Stipulated Order Between Plaintiffs and Defendant Erie [ECF# 50] (W.D. Pa.)
DR-PA-0006-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Third Stipulated Order Among Plaintiffs and Defendant City of Erie [ECF# 52]
DR-PA-0006-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/15/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Third Stipulated Order Among Plaintiffs and Defendant City of Erie [ECF# 55]
DR-PA-0006-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/22/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Fifth Consent Decree Among Plaintiffs and Defendant City of Erie [ECF# 70]
DR-PA-0006-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/26/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Fourth Stipulated Order Among Plaintiffs and Defendant City of Erie [ECF# 85]
DR-PA-0006-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/21/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Baxter, Susan Paradise (W.D. Pa.) [Magistrate]
DR-PA-0006-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Finnegan, John Mark (Michigan)
DR-PA-0006-0001 | DR-PA-0006-0003 | DR-PA-0006-0004 | DR-PA-0006-0006 | DR-PA-0006-0007 | DR-PA-0006-0008 | DR-PA-0006-9000
Markham, Craig A. (Pennsylvania)
DR-PA-0006-0001 | DR-PA-0006-0003 | DR-PA-0006-0004 | DR-PA-0006-0006 | DR-PA-0006-0007 | DR-PA-0006-0008 | DR-PA-0006-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Villella, Gerald (Pennsylvania)
DR-PA-0006-0001 | DR-PA-0006-0003 | DR-PA-0006-0004 | DR-PA-0006-0006 | DR-PA-0006-0007 | DR-PA-0006-9000

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