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Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
CREEC is "a membership organization that has the goal of ensuring that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity."

It is a successor to the firm Fox & Robertson
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Goodlaxson v. City of Baltimore
1:21-cv-01454-BPG (D. Md.)
Filed 06/10/2021 - Case Ongoing
City of Baltimore
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-MD-0002
Baltimore City
Coding Complete
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, ... [view]
2 Tassinari v. Salvation Army National Corporation
1:21-cv-10806 (D. Mass.)
Filed 05/14/2021 - Case Ongoing
The Salvation Army National Corporation
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
DR-MA-0009
Coding Complete
On May 14, 2021, plaintiffs filed this class action suit against the Salvation Army National Corporation for discriminating against individuals with disabilities who use doctor-prescribed medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The plaintiffs have a history of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and have used MAT as part of their treatment regime. MAT, which ... [view]
3 Mackes v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:21-cv-01100 (D. Colo.)
Filed 04/21/2021 - Case Ongoing
Colorado Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0038
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on April 21, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado by two blind men in the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) as well as the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, on behalf of the two men as well as other members who are or may be in the custody of CDOC. Plaintiffs were ... [view]
4 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]
5 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
This case involved allegations that local, state, and federal law enforcement failed to accommodate people with disabilities during public assemblies and protests. Four Portland, Oregon residents with disabilities, along with Disability Rights Oregon, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (Portland) on November 1, 2020 ... [view]
6 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]
7 Teneng v. Trump
5:18-cv-01609 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/01/2018 - Closed
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0129
Coding Complete
On August 1, 2018, six non-citizens detained at the Federal Correctional Institution Medium II, also called Victorville, filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and the Civil Rights Education Enforcement Center, among others, sued the ... [view]
8 Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:18-cv-00302-RPM (D. Colo.)
Filed 02/07/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CO-0011
Coding Complete
On Feb. 7, 2018, the Colorado-based nonprofit organization Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) filed this suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The plaintiff was an organization "dedicated to ... [view]
9 Kurlander v. Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
1:16-cv-02754-WYD-NYW (D. Colo.)
Filed 11/10/2016 - Case Ongoing
The Pepsi Center
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0026
Coding Complete
On November 10, 2016, the plaintiff, a deaf Colorado woman, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC—the company which manages the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO—on behalf of herself and all Pepsi Center patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The plaintiff, ... [view]
10 Rogers v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:16-cv-02733-STV (D. Colo.)
Filed 11/03/2016 - Case Ongoing
The State of Colorado
Colorado Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0028
Coding Complete
On November 3, 2016, a female prisoner in the custody of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility filed this pro se lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued the State of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Corrections, and the Warden of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility under the Americans ... [view]
11 Gonzales v. Katchen and Company
1:15-cv-00419-RBJ (D. Colo.)
Filed 03/03/2015 - Closed 2015
Helen Turk, George Turk
Katchen and Company
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CO-0002
Jefferson County
Coding Complete
On March 3, 2015, two women affected by various disabilities filed this lawsuit in the District Court of Colorado under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601. The plaintiffs sued Katchen and Company, a real estate management company. The plaintiffs, represented by legal services counsel, asked the court for a declaration that Katchen had ... [view]
12 National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard University
3:15-cv-30023 (D. Mass.)
Filed 02/12/2015 - Case Ongoing
Harvard University
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-MA-0006
Middlesex County
Coding Complete
On February 12, 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), on behalf of its members (including four named in the complaint) and a proposed class, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued Harvard University under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans ... [view]
13 National Association of the Deaf v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:15-cv-30024 (D. Mass.)
Filed 02/12/2015 - Case Ongoing
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-MA-0007
Middlesex County
Coding Complete
On February 12, 2015, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), on behalf of its members (including three named in the complaint) and a proposed class, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the plaintiffs ... [view]
14 Baca v. Parkview Medical Center, Inc.
1:15-cv-00270-RBJ (D. Colo.)
Filed 02/09/2015 - Closed 2015
Parkview Medical Center, Inc. and Parkview Health Systems, Inc.
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0022
Coding Complete
On February 9, 2015, a deaf individual filed this lawsuit against Parkview Health Systems Inc. and Parkview Medical Center Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued under Title III the Americans with Disability Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. The ... [view]
15 Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. Sage Hospitality Resources LLC
1:15-cv-00236 (D. Colo.)
Filed 02/04/2015 - Closed 2016
Sage Hospitality Resources LLC
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0023
Denver
Coding Complete
On February 4, 2015, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC), on behalf of its members, and an individual plaintiff, on behalf of herself and a proposed class of individuals with mobility disabilities, filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Under Title III of the Americans with ... [view]
16 Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. RLJ Lodging Trust
4:15-cv-00224-YGR (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/15/2015 - Closed 2018
RLJ Lodging Trust
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CA-0052
Coding Complete
On January 15, 2015, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC), along with several individuals, brought this action against RLJ Hospitality Trust, Inc. RLJ operates twelve hotels in the state of California, as well as many hotels elsewhere in the United States. Plaintiffs alleged that RLJ violated the Americans with Disabilities ... [view]
17 Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) v. Hospitality Properties Trust
3:15-cv-00221 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/15/2015 - Closed
Hospitality Properties Trust
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CA-0053
Coding Complete
On January 15, 2015, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC), along with three individual plaintiffs, brought this action against Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT), Inc., which operates 35 hotels in the state of California, as well as many hotels elsewhere in the United States. Plaintiffs alleged that HPT violated the Americans ... [view]
18 Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. Ashford Hospitality Trust
4:15-cv-00216 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/15/2015 - Closed 2016
Ashford Hospitality Trust
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CA-0054
Coding Complete
On January 15, 2015, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC), along with two individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility, brought this class action against Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. Ashford operated 15 hotels in California and others throughout the United ... [view]
19 Reiskin v. Regional Transportation District
1:14-cv-03111-CMA-KLM (D. Colo.)
Filed 11/18/2014 - Case Ongoing
Regional Transportation District of Colorado
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0027
Denver
Coding Complete
On November 18, 2014, the plaintiffs, persons with disabilities that require the use of a wheelchair, brought this class action lawsuit against the defendant, Colorado's Regional Transportation District (RTD). The plaintiffs were represented by the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition Legal Program and the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement ... [view]
20 Decoteau v. Raemisch
1:13-cv-03399 (D. Colo.)
Filed 12/17/2013 - Closed 2016
Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado State Penitentiary
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0022
Coding Complete
On December 17, 2013, prisoners currently or previously incarcerated in solitary confinement at Colorado State Penitentiary ("CSP") filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of Colorado. The plaintiffs, represented by the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center ... [view]
21 Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities v. Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.
1:13-cv-02782-WJM-MEH (D. Colo.)
Filed 10/11/2013 - Closed 2014
Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.
Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CO-0003
Jefferson County
Coding Complete
On October 11, 2013, the Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities ("CRPD") filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued Colorado Homeless Families under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Represented by private counsel, CRPD asked for declaratory, injunctive, ... [view]
22 Scott v. City and County of Denver
1:12-cv-00053-MSK (D. Colo.)
Filed 01/10/2012 - Closed 2014
City and County of Denver
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CO-0007
Denver County
Coding Complete
On January 10, 2012, a deaf individual who had been arrested and detained on a number of occasions since 2007 for violating his probation in Denver, CO, filed this complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against the City and County of Denver. He proceeded under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ... [view]
23 Anderson v. State of Colorado
10-cv-01005-RBJ-KMT (D. Colo.)
Filed 05/03/2010 - Closed 2015
Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado State Penitentiary
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0017
Canon City
Coding Complete
On May 3, 2010, a prisoner with mental illness incarcerated at a “supermax” facility in the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC), the warden of the Colorado State Penitentiary, and the Executive ... [view]
24 Kyle v. City & County of Denver
1:10-cv-00829-REB-KLM (D. Colo.)
Filed 04/13/2010 - Closed 2011
The City and County of Denver and its jail facilities and officials
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0009
Denver County
Coding Complete
Disabled prisoners incarcerated at the Denver County Jail sued the city and county, alleging it had discriminated against them by segregating them from the general population, denying access to activities and services, and failing to accommodate their basic needs. The plaintiffs filed their complaint on April 13, 2010 in the U.S. District Court ... [view]
25 Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Abercrombie & Fitch
1:09-cv-02757-WYD-KMT (D. Colo.)
Filed 11/24/2009 - Closed 2015
Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0020
Coding Complete
Several individuals who use wheelchairs and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition ("CCDC") (an organization representing individuals with disabilities) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on November 24, 2009. The plaintiffs claimed that Hollister stores (owned by Abercrombie & Fitch Co.) were inaccessible ... [view]
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