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Docket: Livable Communities


Case Name: Californians for Disability Rights v. California Dept. of Transportation

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. ND Cal.    Docket: C06-5125

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Case Result: Settlement approved requiring defendant to spend over $1.1 billion in next 30 years to make sidewalks accessible; court thereafter approved attorneys fees requested by plaintiffs.

Case Name: Frame v. City of Arlington

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 5th Cir.    Docket: 08-10630

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Case Result:  Municipality must make sidewalks accessible as a program service or activity and people with disabilities are not limited to filing claims within 2 years of construction.

Case Name: Willits v. Carter & City of Los Angeles

Court: Cal. Ct. App.    Docket: B241060

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Case Issue:  Does class settlement limiting city's obligations to install or repair curb ramps violate federal law:

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