Civil Rights Education & Enforcement Center v. Hospitality Properties Trust

Disabled plaintiff has Article III standing for his lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act so long as he alleges he was deterred from using defendant’s facilities because of its failure to make suitable accommodations for disabled persons; he need not have actually visited the facility and been turned away.  A plaintiff may establish Art….

Karczewski v. DCH Mission Valley, LLC

Disabled plaintiff stated a viable claim for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act against a used car dealership, based on its refusal to accommodate his need for the temporary installation of hand controls for the brake and accelerator so plaintiff could test-drive a car he was considering buying.  The ADA forbids (among other things)…

Bayer v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.

District court erred in dismissing plaintiff’s employment discrimination suit even though it had become moot, since plaintiff could still receive nominal damages and have his dignity interest vindicated even though he no longer worked for employer.  After waiting six years for the EEOC to issue a right to sue letter, plaintiff sued Neiman Marcus for…

Kirola v. City & County of San Francisco

Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, public entities are required to make public rights-of-way, pools, libraries, parks, and recreational facilities readily accessible to and useable by mobility impaired persons.  Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act provides that no person shall be deprived of the benefits of a public entity’s services,…

City of Los Angeles v. AECOM Services, Inc.

Nothing in the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act preempts a city’s express indemnity claim against its architect and building contractor; although the city cannot escape its responsibilities under those acts, it may recoup from those whose errors caused the violations. Los Angeles was sued for violation of the ADA, Title II and…