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From its website: "The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. We use litigation, community education, advocacy, and organizing to secure their access to fundamental resources and services."
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Defy Ventures v. Small Business Administration
1:20-cv-01838-CCB (D. Md.)
Filed 06/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Small Business Administration
Criminal Justice (Other)
Public Benefits / Government Services
CJ-MD-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case challenging the legality of the Small Business Administration's decision to exclude small business owners from parts of the CARES Act, passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 21, the court granted a preliminary injunction extending the deadline to apply for a loan for the named plaintiffs.
In ... [view]
2 Brown v. Marler
2:20-cv-01914-AB (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-PA-0049
Philadelphia County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action complaint requesting declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent infection of those confined in Philadelphia’s Federal Detention Center (“FDC”), as well as writs of habeas corpus to achieve temporary release from FDC for the named petitioners and other detainees at an elevated risk from COVID-19. No ... [view]
3 Long v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
2:16-cv-01991-PBT (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/27/2016 - Case Ongoing
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Equal Employment
EE-PA-0251
Philadelphia County
Coding Complete
On April 27, 2016, an applicant for a bus driving position with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) filed this class-action lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff, joined one month later by two other named plaintiffs, sued SEPTA under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and under ... [view]
4 Smith v. Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
2:13-CV-5670-AB (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 09/27/2013 - Closed 2015
Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-PA-0020
Coding Complete
Plaintiff, a man with cerebral palsy, filed this class-action lawsuit against the Department of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (DPW) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on September 27, 2013. As a person with a physical disability, plaintiff was eligible for in-home services under the State's Act ... [view]
5 Applewhite v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
330 M.D. 2012 (State Court)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2014
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Election/Voting Rights
VR-PA-0115
Coding Complete
In March 2012, the Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 18, also known as the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law. The law required presentation of a photo identification card for most registered voters to cast a ballot. It also stated that the primary form of identification required was a Department of Transportation (PennDOT) driver's license or the non- ... [view]
6 Allison v. the Geo Group, Inc.
2:08-cv-00467-JD (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/30/2008 - Closed 2010
Geo Group, Inc.
George W. Hill Correctional Facility
Jail Conditions
JC-PA-0027
Coding Complete
On January 30, 2008, two arrestees detained at jails operated by the Geo Group Inc., a private corrections management company, filed a nationwide 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the Geo Group, Inc. engaged in improper strip-search practices at its facilities ... [view]
7 Florida Pediatric Society v. Levine
1:05-cv-23037-AJ (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 11/28/2005 - Case Ongoing
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-FL-0017
Coding Complete
On November 28, 2005, the Florida Pediatric Society, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Inc., and certain named individual children who were eligible to receive medical and dental care through Medicaid filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern ... [view]
8 Sanchez v. Johnson
4:00-cv-01593 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/04/2000 - Closed 2004
California Department of Health and Human Services
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0011
Sacramento County
Coding Complete
On May 4, 2000, a group of individuals with developmental disabilities (each through a parent as next friend), together with several interested advocacy organizations and service providers, filed this suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against the state of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the ... [view]
9 Westside Mothers v. Olszewski
99-CV-73442-DT (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 07/12/1999 - Closed 2007
Director of the State of Michigan Department of Community Health
State of Michigan Department of Community Health
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MI-0026
Coding Complete
On July 12, 1999, several medical, dental, and child advocacy organizations, along with several individuals, filed this class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs sued the directors of the Michigan Department of Health, the Medical Services Administration, the Michigan Medical ... [view]
10 ADAPT v. Philadelphia Housing Authority
98-cv-4609 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 08/27/1998 - Closed
Philadelphia
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Public Housing
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PH-PA-0001
Philadelphia
Coding Complete
On August 27, 1998, plaintiff, an advocacy group, filed this lawsuit under §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 on behalf of persons with mobility impairments eligible for housing assistance from the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA). This action was filed against the PHA in the Philadelphia Division of the United States Court for the ... [view]
11 United States v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
2:97-cv-01161-MAM (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 02/18/1997 - Closed 2007
Pennsylvania
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Equal Employment
EE-PA-0197
Coding Complete
On February 18, 1997 the United States Department of Justice ("D.O.J.") filed a lawsuit under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The D.O.J. sought injunctive and compensatory relief, alleging that the ... [view]
12 Bradley v. Arkansas Department of Education
4:96-cv-01004-JMM (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 12/13/1996 - Closed 2006
Arkansas Department of Education
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Education
ED-AR-0001
Little Rock, AR
Coding Complete
On December 13, 1996, parents of a student with autism filed this lawsuit on his behalf in the Eastern District Court of Arkansas. The plaintiffs sued the Arkansas Department of Education, the Williford School District, and individuals acting in their official capacities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504, ... [view]
13 People First of Tenn. v. Clover Bottom Devel. Center
3:95-cv-01227 (M.D. Tenn.)
Filed 12/22/1995 - Closed 2017
Clover Bottom Developmental Center
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-TN-0002
Davidson County
Coding Complete
On December 22, 1995, People First of Tennessee filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee against the State of Tennessee on behalf of residents of the Clover Bottom Developmental Center, Greene Valley Developmental Center, and Winston Developmental Center. The plaintiff sued the Clover Bottom ... [view]
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