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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.

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Our legal advocacy initiatives  - conducted by AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) - reflect more than 15 years of work in federal and state courts across the country. Through our efforts, we support the Foundation’s four priority areas: Hunger, Income, Housing and Isolation, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.