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Case Name Goodlaxson v. City of Baltimore DR-MD-0002
Docket / Court 1:21-cv-01454-BPG ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Case Summary
This case is about sidewalk and street accessibility for people with mobility disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland. On June 10, 2021, three residents of Baltimore with mobility disabilities and the IMAGE Center of Maryland sued the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in the U.S. District Court for ... read more >
This case is about sidewalk and street accessibility for people with mobility disabilities in Baltimore, Maryland. On June 10, 2021, three residents of Baltimore with mobility disabilities and the IMAGE Center of Maryland sued the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The plaintiffs, represented by lawyers from three disability rights groups and private counsel, sued under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The lawsuit sought a court order requiring Baltimore to ensure its sidewalks and streets are accessible to people with mobility disabilities and that future sidewalks and city projects comply with accessibility laws. In addition, the plaintiffs sought class certification to represent all people with a mobility disability who live in, work in, or will visit the City of Baltimore. The case was assigned to Chief Judge James Bredar.

As of September 29, the case remains ongoing.

Ben Marvin-Vanderryn - 10/01/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
Mobility impairment
Mobility impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to public accommodations - governmental
Barrier Removal
Sidewalks
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
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) City of Baltimore
Mayor
Plaintiff Description All people with mobility disabilities who live in, work in, or will visit the City of Baltimore
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 06/10/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
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Court Docket(s)
D. Md.
09/28/2021
1:21-cv-01454-JKB
DR-MD-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
D. Md.
06/10/2021
Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
DR-MD-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Bredar, James Kelleher (D. Md.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Dardarian, Linda M. (California) show/hide docs
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Fox, Timothy Patrick (Colorado) show/hide docs
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Grimes, Ginger (California) show/hide docs
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Lafferty, Martha M. (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Prater, David W. (Oklahoma) show/hide docs
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Rodgers, Rebecca Juliet (New York) show/hide docs
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Warren, Corinne (Maryland) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Lettman, Dawn S (Maryland) show/hide docs
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