November 8, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Thursday that New York City violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to accommodate the needs of the city's disabled residents during recent emergencies. The lawsuit certified as a class action in ...[read more]
December 21, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama ruled Friday that Alabama's policy of segregating HIV-positive prisoners violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Corrections ...[read more]
August 25, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia approved an agreement Friday between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Virginia in a case dealing with the treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Virginia was found to have violated the interpretation ...[read more]
May 26, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday that an employee with a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not need to show that his or her disability was the sole reason he or she was fired, only that the disability was a "but-for" cause of the termination. This ...[read more]
February 12, 2011
by Megan McKee
A federal judge of the US District Court of the Central District of California on Friday held that the city of Los Angeles violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by not accounting for people with disabilities in the city's emergency disaster planning. Judge Consuelo B. Marshall stated that ...[read more]
September 8, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 8, 2009, a judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that the state of New York violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by segregating mentally ill New York City residents in private homes under poor conditions. Disability Advocates, Inc. ( ...[read more]
July 26, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and activities of state and local government. Learn more about the ...[read more]
September 8, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled Tuesday that the state of New York has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by segregating mentally ill New York City residents in private homes under poor conditions. Disability Advocates, Inc. (DAI) brought ...[read more]
September 8, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Disability Advocates, Inc. v. Paterson, et al., US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, September 8, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on the Americans with Disabilities Act... ...[read more]
July 31, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice on Thursday signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The move came after US President Barack Obama announced last week during a celebration commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 that the US ...[read more]

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