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1 U.S. v. Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
2:20-cv-00410 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 08/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-VA-0027
Portsmouth (independent) city
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Jones v. Hill
1:20-cv-02791-ELR (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Clayton County Sheriff
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-GA-0025
Clayton County
Coding Complete
Four inmates of the Clayton County Jail filed this complaint against the Clayton County Sheriff, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, on July 1, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping through jails and prisons across the country, and the plaintiffs alleged that the jail was ignoring the health and safety of its ... [view]
3 Phansopha v. City of Sacramento
2:20-cv-01229 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 06/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Sacramento
Sacramento
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-CA-0045
Sacramento
Coding Complete
This class action lawsuit was filed on June 18, 2020 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of California. The suit came after police in Sacramento, California allegedly used illegal tactics in an effort to disrupt protests that occurred after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, ... [view]
4 J.P. v. Educational Testing Services
2:20-cv-04502 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
the College Entrance Examination Board
the College Entrance Examination Board
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-CA-0037
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This is a class-action complaint brought by four parents and a public charity against the College Entrance Examination Board and Education Testing Services for breach of contract on behalf of all students registered to take at-home Advanced Placement (AP) exams, for the defendant’s failure to administer its AP exams without ... [view]
5 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-19 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 ... [view]
6 Denbow v. Maine Department of Corrections
1:20-cv-00175 (D. Me.)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Maine Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-ME-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action brought by a group of inmates in the the Maine Department of Corrections, seeking release of inmates due to COVID-19. No outcome yet.
A group of vulnerable prisoners brought this lawsuit against the Maine Department of Corrections, alleging that the Department was not sufficiently protecting them ... [view]
7 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]
8 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
COVID-19 Summary: This class action was brought on behalf of all people confined at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix in New Jersey who are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their age or underlying health conditions. Petitioners sought temporary enlargement of custody for all class members, or if temporary enlargement is insufficient, the ... [view]
9 Alhman v. Barnes
8:20-cv-00835 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Orange County
Orange County
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0143
Orange County
Coding Complete
This putative class-action lawsuit was filed on April 30, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The lawsuit was filed by several inmates in Orange County Jail. The suit arose out of the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world in early 2020. As the virus raged throughout the country, it became particularly ... [view]
10 Powell v. Benson
2:20-cv-11023 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Michigan Secretary of State
Election/Voting Rights
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
VR-MI-0080
Coding Complete
This suit was filed on April 25, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The suit was brought by two individual plaintiffs, each blind, against Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Michigan Director of Elections Jonathan Brater. The plaintiffs were represented by private counsel. The lawsuit argued that the ... [view]
11 Amezcua v. Garcia
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]
12 Dada v. Witte
1:20-cv-00458 (W.D. La.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Detention facilities in Louisiana
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-LA-0018
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: 16 medically vulnerable noncitizens in immigration detention centers in Louisiana filed this case in light of the certainty of an outbreak of COVID-19 in their detention facilities. They argued that their continued detention was a violation of the Due Process Clause and the Rehabilitation Act, and sought immediate release. The ... [view]
13 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]
14 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]
15 HHS-OCR Complaint of Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program Against Alabama Department of Public Health
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Closed 2020
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]
16 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 ... [view]
17 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]
18 G.T. v. Board of Education of Kanawha
2:20-cv-00057 (S.D. W. Va.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-WV-0001
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
19 Disability Rights California v. County of Alameda
5:20-cv-05256 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
DR-CA-0061
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
20 National Association of the Deaf v. Trump
1:20-cv-02107 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0008
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
21 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]
22 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]
23 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]
24 Costa v. Bazron
1:19-cv-03185 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/23/2019 - Case Ongoing
Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-DC-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an ongoing case to secure sanitary water in a psychiatric hospital in which the plaintiffs filed additional motions for temporary restraining orders in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, requesting release and mitigation measures including: adequate mental health care, social distancing, and hygiene products. The court ... [view]
25 Crews v. Sawyer
2:19-cv-02541-CM-ADM (D. Kan.)
Filed 09/06/2019 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-KS-0008
Coding Complete
On September 6, 2019, the plaintiff, an individual incarcerated at the Leavenworth prison facility, filed a complaint and an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order in the District Court for the District of Kansas against the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) seeking emergency, temporary, and permanent injunctive relief from a prison ... [view]
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