Florida

* indicates a Settlement Agreement

*Settlement Agreement between U.S. and Lafayette County
The United States Department of Justice (Department) initiated this matter as a compliance review of Lafayette County, Florida, under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131-12134, and the Department’s implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 35. Because the County receives financial assistance from the Department of Justice, the review was also conducted under the authority of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794, and the Department’s implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 42, Subpart G.

*Settlement Agreement between U.S. and Exodus Women's Center
This matter was initiated by a complaint filed with the United States Department of Justice (“Department”) against Exodus Women’s Center, Inc. (“Exodus”), a medical office providing Obstetrics and Gynecology services, located at 215 Imperial Blvd. in Lakeland, Florida. Exodus also operates medical offices in Brandon, Tampa, and Tampa Palms, Florida. The complainant has difficulty walking and uses a wheelchair due to a neurological condition. The complainant alleged that when she arrived for her scheduled appointment in June 2003, the receptionist asked if she could get onto the examination table. The complainant explained that she could with assistance; she did not have to be lifted, but would need assistance for balance. Exodus staff told her that they would not help her get onto the examination table, and that The complainant needed to bring someone with her to assist her. The complainant left without receiving a medical examination.

Ellen S. v. Florida Board of Bar Examiners
06/29/94
mental health
amicus
41 Pages

*US v. Raindancer Restaurant
05/18/95
wheelchair access
5 Pages

*US v. The Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida
12/01/93
Clearwater (Pinellas County) denied interpreter
7 Pages

*US v. Madison County Board of Commissioners
11/09/93
Madison, Fla courthouse access
5 Pages

*US v. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
07/12/94
denied interpreter
3 Pages

*US v. Blue Parrot Inn, Key West
11/4/94
service animal fees
5 Pages

US v. VSP Partnership, Ltd., LBTS Partnership, Ltd. & VBTS, Inc. d/b/a Villas by the Sea Lauderdale by the Sea
01/04/95
accessibility
9 Pages

*Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. restaurants
accessibility
02/28/95
13 Pages

*US v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. St Petersburg
08/24/95
programs wheelchair access (modeling, etc.)
9 Pages

*US v. City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla
911 & TDD services
5 Pages

*US v. Florida State Court System
06/20/96
real-time transcription services in court proceedings for party, witness, attorney, judicial employee, judge or juror who is deaf or hard of hearing
5 Pages

*US v. Comfort Inn, Lake Buena Vista, Fla
09/12/96
barrier removal for wheelchair access
12 Pages

ADA Fraud
06/28/96
Middle District of Florida
7 Pages

Johanson & Juliano v. Huizenga Holdings, Inc Ellerbe Becket Architects & Engineers, Inc. Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Broward County, City of Sunrise, Fla
10/31/96
amicus
inaccessible facilities

16 Pages

*US v. City of Destin, Florida
03/03/97
City Hall Accessibility

Mark Bledsoe v. Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District
07/02/97
Amicus
employment discrimination against disabled
35 Pages

*US v. Lauderdale Beach Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale
07/01/97
accommodations for hearing impaired

*ES Acquisitions & Swifty Mart
accessibility
6 Pages

*US v. Best Western Marina Park Hotel, Miami
07/22/98
accessibility
10 Pages press relaese 2 pages

*US v. Citrus County, Florida
04/06/98 or 04/01
Courthouse inaccessible
4 Pages

US and City of Clearwater
06/29/93
Effective communications
7 Pages

US and City of Fernandina Beach, Florida
10/02/00
Compliance review of city's programs, services, activities
and facilities initiated by DRS Investigations' Project Civic Access
20 Pages

US and Heidi Goldberg, M.D.
07/31/00
failure to provide sign language interpreter Seminole, Fla
4 Pages

US and Gulliver Academy, Inc.
03/08/00
former student discriminated against Coral Gables, Fla
6 Pages

US and Miramar Beach Apartments
01/22/98
service animals
5 Pages

US and Orlando Service Center
10/11/99
accessibility Orlando, Fla
6 Pages

US and Penn Treaty Network America Ins. Co.
06/04/99
rejected nursing home insurance coverage beacause
appicant was deaf Sarastoga, Fla
4 Pages

Updated August 16, 2016

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