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1 Martinez v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-03338 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of New York
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-NY-0016
Coding Complete
COVID summary: On April 29, 2020, four individuals with disabilities and Disability Rights New York sued the Governor of New York State for the absence of live televised American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation on the Governor’s daily televised briefings. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the plaintiffs alleged that lack of live ASL accommodations ... [view]
2 Waddell v. Taylor
3:20-cv-00340-TSL-RHW (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MS-0011
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 6,000 incarcerated individuals to challenge the inadequate response to the COVID-19 outbreak at Mississippi's two largest prisons, alleging that the Mississippi Department of Corrections' response to the pandemic violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ... [view]
3 Wragg v. Ortiz
1:20-cv-05496 (D.N.J.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden at Fort Dix
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NJ-0025
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
4 Marroquin v. Longoria
5:20-cv-00054 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-TX-0054
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas petition and a complaint for injunctive relief brought on behalf of three immigration detainees confined in detention centers in Texas. The petitioners alleged that as people who were particularly vulnerable to the virus due to their age and serious medical conditions, they were exposed to a heightened risk of ... [view]
5 Dada v. Witte
1:20-cv-00458 (W.D. La.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-LA-0018
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: 16 medically vulnerable people in immigration detention centers in Louisiana filed this suit against U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials. They alleged that the near-certainty of an outbreak of COVID-19 in these facilities made their continued detention a Due Process violation and sought immediate release. ________ ... [view]
6 Graham v. Allegheny County
2:20-cv-00496-CB-CRE (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Allegheny County
Allegheny County
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-PA-0039
Allegheny County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed this class action suit on behalf of pretrial detainees in a PA jail with a subclass of those who were at a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. The complaint alleged that the conditions in the jail failed to meet CDC recommendations and amounted to a violation of the Americans with Disabilities ... [view]
7 Money v. Pritzker
1:20-cv-02093 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Illinois
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-IL-0050
Sangamon County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action brought on behalf of prisoners in the Illinois Department of Corrections seeking various types of relief in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that as people in groups who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, they were exposed to a heightened risk of COVID-19. The judge denied the plaintiff's ... [view]
8 HHS-OCR Complaint of Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program Against Alabama Department of Public Health
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Department of Public Health
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-AL-0002
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a complaint, dated March 24, 2020, made to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR); it alleges that Alabama's particular protocols for rationing ventilator access in the event of over-demand bars access to ventilators to people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities, in ... [view]
9 HHS-OCR Complaint of Disability Rights Washington Against Washington State Department of Health
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 03/23/2020 - Case Ongoing
Washington State Department of Health
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-WA-0003
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a complaint made March 23, 2020 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights; it alleges that the state of Washington's particular protocols for rationing ventilator access in the event of over-demand puts people with disabilities lower on the access list than people without, in violation of ... [view]
10 Jennings v. Wolf
3:20-cv-00148-MEM (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Pennsylvania
Mental Health (Facility)
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-PA-0022
Coding Complete
This case, filed January 29, 2020, objected to the closure of two Pennsylvania intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) (the Polk Center and the White Haven Center) and the rights of the individuals residing in those facilities. It is what some describe as a "reverse-Olmstead" lawsuit. (See Olmstead v ... [view]
11 Sclafani v. Mici
1:19-cv-12550-LTS (D. Mass.)
Filed 12/19/2019 - Case Ongoing
Massachusetts Department of Correction
MCI Cedar Junction
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MA-0051
Norfolk County
Coding Complete
On December 19, 2019, three plaintiffs who were incarcerated in Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts alleging discriminatory denial of adequate medical care. Their complaint asserted that this denial violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ... [view]
12 White v. Hesse
5:19-cv-01145-R (W.D. Okla.)
Filed 12/10/2019 - Case Ongoing
Canadian County District Court 26th Judicial District
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-OK-0005
Coding Complete
On December 10, 2019, a group of arrestees detained by Canadian County who have a financial condition of release that they cannot afford and was set without the presence of counsel and the NAACP of Oklahoma, on behalf of its members, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The plaintiffs sued the ... [view]
13 Liberty v. Rhode Island Department of Corrections
1:19-cv-00573 (D.R.I.)
Filed 10/25/2019 - Case Ongoing
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-RI-0010
Coding Complete
On October 25, 2019, detainees with serious and persistent mental illness who were held in solitary confinement—many for prolonged periods of time—filed this lawsuit along with Disability Rights Rhode Island, the state Protection and Advocacy Agency, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The plaintiffs sued the Rhode ... [view]
14 L.M.-M. v. Cuccinelli
1:19-cv-02676 (D.D.C.)
Filed 09/06/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
IM-DC-0069
Coding Complete
On September 6, 2019, a legal services provider and seven individuals detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The individual plaintiffs, ... [view]
15 Black Parallel School Board v. Sacramento City Unified School District
2:19-at-00821 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/05/2019 - Case Ongoing
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento City Unified School District
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-CA-0035
Sacramento County
Coding Complete
On September 5, 2019, the Black Parallel School Board and three students in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) filed a class action in United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs sued SCUSD and a selection of its officers under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II ... [view]
16 G.H. v. Marstiller
4:19-cv-00431-MW-MJF (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 09/04/2019 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Institution
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JI-FL-0008
Leon County
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
17 Rogers v. Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
1:19-03090-ELH (D. Md.)
Filed 08/30/2019 - Case Ongoing
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and various current and former Department officials.
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MD-0013
Baltimore County
Coding Complete
This case concerns discrimination against disabled prisoners by correctional facilities. On August 30, 2019, the plaintiffs, six individuals all currently or formerly in the custody of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (the “Department”), filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland (No. 1 ... [view]
18 Fraihat v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
5:19-cv-01546 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/19/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-CA-0147
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This is a preexisting class action addressing conditions of confinement in ICE custody, particularly for noncitizen detainees with medical or mental health needs, or other disabilities. On March 24, 2020, plaintiffs sought an emergency order addressing the COVID-19 infection risks of detainees with special risk factors, or ... [view]
19 Thorpe v. Virginia Department of Corrections
3:19-cv-00332 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 05/06/2019 - Case Ongoing
Virginia Department of Corrections
Virginia Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-VA-0024
Richmond, VA
Coding Complete
On May 6, 2019, twelve prisoners at the Red Onion and Wallens Ridge supermax prisons, who had each been in solitary confinement for between two and twenty-three years, filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiffs sued the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) and the ... [view]
20 Wyatt B. v. Brown
6:19-cv-00556-AA (D. Or.)
Filed 04/16/2019 - Case Ongoing
Oregon Department of Human Services
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
CW-OR-0001
Coding Complete
On April 16, 2019, ten children in the custody of the Oregon Department of Human Services filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The plaintiffs sued the Governor of Oregon, the Director of the Oregon Department of Child Welfare, and the Oregon Department of Human Services along with ... [view]
21 Georgia Advocacy Office v. Jackson
1:19-cv-01634-WMR-JFK (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 04/10/2019 - Case Ongoing
Fulton County Sheriffs Office
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-GA-0034
Fulton County
Coding Complete
On April 10, 2019, two female detainees in the South Fulton Municipal Regional Jail and the Georgia Advocacy Office filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff sued the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and the South Fulton Municipal Jail under 42 U.S.C.§ 1983 and the Americans ... [view]
22 M.G. v. Cuomo
1:19-cv-00639 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/23/2019 - Case Ongoing
New York State
Prison Conditions
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
MH-NY-0012
Albany County
Coding Complete
On January 23, 2019, six indigent prison inmates with mental illness whom the defendants held in secure prisons past their release dates filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of other prisoners in similar situations. The plaintiffs sued the Governor of New York, the New York ... [view]
23 Babu v. County of Alameda
5:18-cv-07677-NC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/21/2018 - Case Ongoing
County of Alameda
County of Alameda
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0130
Alameda County
Coding Complete
On December 21, 2018, California detainees filed a civil class action complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the County of Alameda in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued for violations of their rights under the 8th and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with ... [view]
24 Baxley v. Jividen
3:18-cv-01526 (S.D. W. Va.)
Filed 12/18/2018 - Case Ongoing
West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-WV-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The plaintiffs in this West Virginia jail conditions class action case filed an emergency motion for relief on March 25, 2020, seeking an order to require the defendants to develop, disclose, and implement a plan to take appropriate actions to protect the plaintiff class from COVID-19. The court denied the motion because, it ... [view]
25 Alexander v. Senior
4:18-cv-00569 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 12/12/2018 - Case Ongoing
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-FL-0021
Coding Complete
On December 12, 2018, six low-income older adults and adults with disabilities filed a putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The case was assigned to Judge Robert L. Hinkle. Represented by Disability Rights Florida, Southern Legal Counsel, and Justice in Aging, the plaintiffs sued the ... [view]
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