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U.S. v. Essex Rehabilitation & Care Center, LLC


On July 7, 2022, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia entered into a settlement agreement with the Essex Rehabilitation & Care Center, LLC pursuant to Title III of the ADA. The settlement agreement resolved a complaint that the facility refused to accept an individual who is deaf and uses American Sign Language (“ASL”) as her primary means of communication, into the care facility because she needed sign language interpretive services to ensure effective communication. The agreement requires the company to comply with the ADA's effective communication requirements at 13 facilities, to have in place a system for providing qualified interpreters, training, reporting, and the payment of compensatory damages.

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U.S. v. Essex Rehabilitation & Care Center, LLC
  • Effective Communication
Updated January 15, 2024