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Case Name Blanks v. AMC Entertainment DR-CA-0059
Docket / Court 4:16-cv-00765-YGR ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Reasonable Accommodation
Training
Defendant-type
Movie Theater or Other Entertainment facility
Disability
Visual impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Reasonable Accommodations
TTY/Close Captioning/Videophone/etc.
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Special Case Type
Non-court arbitration/mediation
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) AMC Entertainment
Plaintiff Description Two California nonprofits for individuals who are blind or visually impaired and four blind individuals.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Conditional Dismissal
Order Duration 2017 - 2019
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
4:16-cv-00765 (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0059-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/04/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
DR-CA-0059-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/16/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement and Release [ECF# 64]
DR-CA-0059-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/17/2017
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Judges Rogers, Yvonne Gonzalez (N.D. Cal.)
DR-CA-0059-0002 | DR-CA-0059-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Galvan, Ernest (California)
DR-CA-0059-0001 | DR-CA-0059-9000
Marks, Julia Zoog (California)
DR-CA-0059-0001 | DR-CA-0059-9000
Nunez, Michael S (California)
DR-CA-0059-0001 | DR-CA-0059-9000
Paradis, Laurence W. (California)
DR-CA-0059-0001 | DR-CA-0059-9000
Riess, Melissa (California)
DR-CA-0059-9000
Williford, Rebecca S. (California)
DR-CA-0059-0001 | DR-CA-0059-9000
Wolinsky, Sidney M. (California)
DR-CA-0059-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Burns, M. Brett (California)
DR-CA-0059-9000

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