Disability Rights Cases

Disability Rights Cases

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Case Name Overview Federal Court Case Documents
Wingate Healthcare Inc

On September 27, 2021 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts resolved an allegation under Title III of the ADA that a health care provider refused to provide medical services to an individual with opioid use order (OUD).  The agreement includes adoption of a non-discrimination policy, training of staff, create and maintain logs of prospective patients with OUD, and $10,000 as a civil penalty.    

Press Release

Settlement/Consent Decree
Hebrew Senior Life

On September 27, 2021 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts resolved an allegation under Title III of the ADA that a health care provider refused to provide medical services to an individual with opioid use order (OUD).  The agreement includes adoption of a non-discrimination policy, training of staff, create and maintain logs of prospective patients with OUD, and $15,000 as a civil penalty.  

Press Release

Settlement/Consent Decree
United States v. Cumberland County, Tennessee

On January 18, 2023, the United States filed its Complaint and proposed Consent Decree to resolve allegations that Cumberland County, Tennessee violated Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying a corrections officer a reasonable accommodation and constructively discharging/terminating him based on his disability of opioid use disorder. In addition, the County implemented a policy that prevents people who are taking legally prescribed controlled substances or certain medications from having those substances or medications present in their system while at work for the County, thus prohibiting working for the County while taking such medications. Under the Consent Decree, Cumberland County will implement non-discrimination policies and procedures, train its staff on the ADA, and pay a total of $160,000 to the complainant.

Press Release

 

Tennessee, Middle District
Complaint
Settlement/Consent Decree
Ikonik Ink Tattoo

In May 2022, the U.S. Attorney's Office of Colorado reached an agreement with Ikonik Ink Tattoo in Colorado to resolve an allegation under Title III of the ADA that the tattoo shop refused to provide services to an individual with HIV. The agreement includes adoption of a non-discrimination policy, training of staff, maintaining a log and tracking each time a customer discloses HIV status, annual reports to the Department, and $4,400 in compensatory damages for the individual. 

Settlement/Consent Decree
Worcester County Sheriff

On June 23, 2021 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts resolved an allegation under Title II of the ADA that the county prohibits certain medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). The agreement includes adoption of a non-discrimination policy that includes allowing medication to treat OUD.

Press Release

Settlement/Consent Decree
Care Realty, LLC

On September 27, 2021 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts resolved an allegation under Title III of the ADA that a health care provider refused to provide medical services to an individual with opioid use order (OUD).  The agreement includes adoption of a non-discrimination policy, training of staff, create and maintain logs of prospective patients with OUD, and $10,000 as a civil penalty.  

Settlement/Consent Decree
Travis County Clerk's Office

On March 2, 2022 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas entered into a settlement agreement under Title II of the ADA with Travis County for its failure to select and maintain physically accessible polling places for voting. The agreement includes physical access alterations, adoption of a non-discrimination policy, furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services, training staff, designating an ADA coordinator, review by the Department of relevant policies or procedures, and maintaining complaint resolution procedures and providing them to the Department.

Press Release

Settlement/Consent Decree
New Jersey Transit Corporation

On December 22, 2022, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey reached a settlement agreement with New Jersey Transit resolving allegations that NJ Transit's paratransit service, Access Link, has capacity constraints that limit service. The agreement requires, among other things, that NJ Transit meet specific performance standards within six months, 12 months, and 24 months for paratransit telephone hold times, timeliness of paratransit trip pickups and drop-offs, paratransit trip length, paratransit trip denials, and paratransit missed trips.

Press Release

 

Settlement/Consent Decree
The Oaks

On December 22, 2021 the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts reached a resolution under Title III of the ADA that The Oaks, a nursing facility, discriminated against an individual taking a type of medication to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). The agreement includes adoption of a non-discrimination policy, training of staff, review by the Department of any relevant policies or procedures, create and maintain a log of referred individuals with OUD, annual reports to the Department, written notification to the Department of future complaints, and $5,000 as a civil penalty.

Press Release

Settlement/Consent Decree
Northwind Inc

On November 14, 2022 the U.S. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Michigan reached a settlement under Title III of the American's with Disabilities Act with Northwind Investments, Inc. owner and operator of a Burger King restaurant to resolve claims that the restaurant failed to design and construct the facility to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including the toilet rooms. The agreement includes physical access alterations, annual reports to the Department, and $3,000 in compensatory damages for the individual.

Settlement/Consent Decree

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