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Case Name Blatch v. Franco DR-NY-0010
Docket / Court 1:97-cv-03918 ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Housing
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Reporting
Defendant-type
Housing Authority
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Housing Sales/Rental
Medical Exam / Inquiry
Steering
Testing
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Access to public accommodations - privately owned
Communication skills
Courts
Failure to train
Government Services (specify)
Housing
Housing assistance
Improper treatment of mentally ill suspects
Reasonable Accommodations
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
Mental Disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Schizophrenia
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) New York City Housing Authority
Plaintiff Description Mentally disabled tenants of the New York City Housing Authority who faced or will face eviction actions.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - 2018
Filing Year 1997
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
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Docket(s)
1:97-cv-3918 (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/14/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion and Order on Motions for Summary Judgment [ECF# 88] (360 F.Supp.2d 595) (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/30/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order of Settlement [ECF# 99] (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [Approving Settlement] [ECF# 98] (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Memorandum Opinion and Order [Approving Settlement] [ECF# 100] (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/03/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Judgment [ECF# 101] (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/15/2008
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Stipulation and Order for Settlement of Attorneys' Fees, Costs and Disbursements [ECF# 106] (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/11/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amendment to Stipulation and Order of Settlement [ECF# 114] (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/12/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amendment to Stipulation and Order of Settlement [ECF# 119] (S.D.N.Y.)
DR-NY-0010-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/14/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Pitman, Henry B. (S.D.N.Y.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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James, Seymour W. Jr. (New York) show/hide docs
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