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1 Terrill v. Oregon
6:21-cv-00588-AA (D. Or.)
Filed 04/20/2021 - Case Ongoing
Oregon Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-OR-0017
Salem
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 NAACP v. San Jose
4:21-cv-01705 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/11/2021 - Case Ongoing
San Jose
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-CA-0053
Coding Complete
On March 11, 2011, the NAACP and a few other individuals filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of San Jose and public officials. The plaintiffs stated that they were peacefully protesting police brutality and institutionalized racism when San Jose police fired impact munitions and attacked them with flash-bang grenades, chemical weapons, ... [view]
3 E.F. v. New York City Department of Education
1:21-cv-00419 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/26/2021 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
DR-NY-0017
New York
Coding Complete
On January 26, 2021, this class-action suit was filed against the New York City Department of Education, the City of New York, and the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education on behalf of a class of nearly 2,000 Staten Island children with disabilities who alleged that they were being taught in segregated and unequal settings in ... [view]
4 Harper v. Cuomo
9:21-cv-00019 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/08/2021 - Case Ongoing
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NY-0081
Albany County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class action was filed on June 16, 2020 by medically vulnerable prisoners in New York's Adirondack Correctional Facility. The plaintiffs sought extra protections from COVID-19. A magistrate judge denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction on March 1, 2021.
This is a case about COVID-19 precautions ... [view]
5 Center for Legal Advocacy v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:21-cv-00792-NRN (D. Colo.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0037
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
6 Mackes v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:21-cv-01100 (D. Colo.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0038
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
7 Tassinari v. Salvation Army National Corporation
1:21-cv-10806 (D. Mass.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
DR-MA-0009
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
8 Goodlaxson v. City of Baltimore
1:21-cv-01454-BPG (D. Md.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-MD-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
9 DOJ v. Amtrak
1:20-cv-3503 (D.D.C.)
Filed 12/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
The National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0009
Coding Complete
On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12165, by failing to make its intercity rail stations accessible to individuals with disabilities by July 26, 2020, as ... [view]
10 E.A.R.R. v. Department of Homeland Security
3:20-cv-02146 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 11/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-CA-0171
Coding Complete
On November 2, 2020, asylum seekers with disabilities and health conditions filed this putative class-action suit against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Southern District of California. The suit alleged that defendants violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and Section 504 of the ... [view]
11 Wolfe v. Portland
3:20-cv-01882-BR (D. Or.)
Filed 11/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Portland
Portland Police Bureau
Policing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PN-OR-0010
Multnomah County
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 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 Complete
After a two-year investigation initiated in December 2016 under CRIPA and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Notice on December 19, 2018 concluding that the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority (“HRRJ”) failed to provide constitutionally adequate medical and mental health care to ... [view]
13 National Association of the Deaf v. Trump
1:20-cv-02107 (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-DC-0008
Coding Complete
On August 3, 2020, the National Association for the Deaf and five plaintiffs who are deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary and preferred language brought this action against President Trump and other members of the White House staff (ECF 1). Following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House began holding televised ... [view]
14 Disability Rights California v. County of Alameda
3:20-cv-05256 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Alameda County
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
DR-CA-0061
Alameda County
Coding Complete
This case was brought by Disability Rights California (“DRC”), a nonprofit corporation, to challenge the systemic institutionalization and segregation of Alameda County residents with serious mental health disabilities. On July 30, 2020, DRC filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and named the ... [view]
15 Jones v. Hill
1:20-cv-02791-ELR (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff of Clayton County, Georgia
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-GA-0025
Clayton County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Four incarcerated individuals filed this class-action lawsuit against the Clayton County Jail based on conditions-of-confinement claims, as well as a habeas claim, a Rehabilitation Act claim, and an ADA claim. The suit remains ongoing.
Four individuals incarcerated in the Clayton County Jail filed this complaint against the ... [view]
16 Ruiz 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]
17 Fenty v. Penzone
2:20-cv-01192-SPL (D. Ariz.)
Filed 06/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff
Maricopa County
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-AZ-0016
Maricopa County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class action lawsuit was filed on June 16, 2020 by detainees in the Maricopa County Jail system in Arizona, who sought extra protections from COVID-19 and, in some cases, release. The Court denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction on August 14, 2020.
This is a lawsuit challenging the Maricopa County ... [view]
18 Busby v. Bonner
2:20-cv-02359 (W.D. Tenn.)
Filed 05/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Shelby County Sheriff
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-TN-0012
Shelby County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action filed by individuals in the Shelby County Jail who alleged that their underlying medical conditions made them especially vulnerable to COVID-19. They alleged violations of the Fourteenth Amendment, ADA, and Rehabilitation Act and requested release. The court denied both preliminary relief and motions to ... [view]
19 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]
20 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]
21 Denbow v. Maine Department of Corrections
1:20-cv-00175 (D. Me.)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Closed 2020
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. The plaintiffs' claims were dismissed and the case is now closed.
A group of vulnerable prisoners brought this lawsuit against the Maine Department of Corrections, alleging that the ... [view]
22 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]
23 Wragg v. Ortiz
1:20-cv-05496 (D.N.J.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Closed 2020
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]
24 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
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class-action lawsuit, brought by inmates in Orange County Jail, argued that county and the sheriff violated the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in failing to provide adequate care amidst the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The court granted the motion for ... [view]
25 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
NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for more current information, see their tracker. This suit was filed on April 25, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The suit was ... [view]
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