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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 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]
2 Teneng v. Trump
5:18-cv-01609 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/01/2018 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0129
Coding Complete
On August 1, 2018, the plaintiffs, six class representatives on behalf of all civil immigration detainees imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution Medium II, also called Victorville, filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU and the Civil ... [view]
3 Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:18-cv-00302-RPM (D. Colo.)
Filed 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]
4 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]
5 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]
6 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]
7 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]
8 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. The plaintiffs sued under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities ... [view]
9 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]
10 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]
11 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]
12 Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center v. Hospitality Properties Trust
3:15-cv-00221 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/15/2015 - Case Ongoing
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]
13 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]
14 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]
15 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]
16 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]
17 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]
18 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]
19 Kyle v. City & County of Denver
1:10-cv-00829-REB-KLM (D. Colo.)
Filed 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]
20 Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Abercrombie & Fitch
1:09-cv-02757-WYD-KMT (D. Colo.)
Filed 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]
21 Castaneda v. Burger King Corporation
3:08CV04262 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/10/2008 - Closed 2014
Burger King Corporation
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CA-0032
Coding Complete
On September 10, 2008, a wheelchair user brought a class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of disabled individuals who encountered various barriers to accessability at many of California's 92 Burger King restaurants. He alleged that inaccessible restrooms, high counters, seating areas, and other ... [view]
22 Ulibarri v. City and County of Denver
1:07-cv-01814-WDM-MJW (D. Colo.)
Filed 08/28/2007 - Closed 2012
City and County of Denver
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0008
Denver County
Coding Complete
On August 28, 2007, three deaf individuals and two deaf advocacy groups filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against the City and County of Denver, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from the Colorado Cross- ... [view]
23 Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Greyhound Lines, Inc.
1:07-cv-00598-ZLW-MEH (D. Colo.)
Filed 03/27/2007 - Closed 2009
Various corporations operating bus service
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0003
Coding Complete
On March 27, 2007, individuals with mobility impairments and an advocacy group filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado against five operators of "over the road bus" transportation, for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, and Colorado law. The plaintiffs alleged the defendants ... [view]
24 Colorado Cross Disability Coalition v. Denver
1:06-cv-00865-MSK-BNB (D. Colo.)
Filed 05/08/2006 - Closed 2008
City And County Of Denver
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0010
Denver County
Coding Complete
On May 8, 2006, disabled patrons of Denver's Center For The Performing Arts filed a lawsuit against the City and County of Denver and others in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and state law, alleging discrimination in seating and other facilities ... [view]
25 Barber v. Deptartment of Revenue
1:05-cv-00807-REB-CBS (D. Colo.)
Filed 2005 - Closed 2009
State of Colorado
Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-CO-0001
Denver County
Coding Complete
Two minors and their mother and their mother sued the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles. Colorado law required that a teenager log a certain amount of hours driving under the supervision of a licensed parent or guardian. Because the mother is blind, she was unable to supervise her daughters' driving. The girls' father did not have custody ... [view]
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