Tim and Amy are “Top Lawyers” — according to 5280 Magazine

For the second year in a row, we made 5280’s list of Top Lawyers and once again, the most fun is the excellent company we get to keep.  (Text below the image.)   Image text: 5280 Top Lawyers Our Second Annual List of Nearly 400 of the Very Best Attorneys, in 49 Specialties, in the Denver Metro Area. CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION Timothy Fox Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center 104 Broadway, Suite 400 Denver 80203 303-757-7901 creeclaw.org   John R. Holland Holland, Holland Edwards & Grossman 1437 High St. Denver 80218 303-860-1331 johnhollandlaw.com   Anna Holland Edwards Holland, Holland Edwards & Grossman 1437 High St. Denver 80218 303-860-1331 johnhollandlaw.com   David A. Lane Killmer, Lane& Newman 1543 Champa St., Suite 400 Denver 80202 303-571-1000 kln-law.com   Qusair Mohamedbhai Rathod Mohamedbhai 2701Lawrence St., Suite 100 Denver 80205 303-578-4400 rmlawyers.com   Mari Newman Killmer, Lane & Newman 1543 Champa St., Suite 400 Denver 80202 303-571-1000 kln-law.com   Siddhartha H. Rathod Rathod Mohamedbhai 2701Lawrence St., Suite 100 Denver 80205 303-578-4400 rmlawyers.com   Amy Robertson Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center 104 Broadway, Suite 400 Denver 80203 303-757-7901 creeclaw.org   Laura Rovner Civil Rights Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law 2255 E. Evans Ave., Suite 335 Denver 80208 303-871-6133 law.du.edu   Mark Silverstein American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 350 Denver 80203 303-777-5482 aclu-co.org Top Lawyer...

Courts Grant Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlements in Cases Challenging Inaccessible Transportation at Hotels

In December 2015 and January 2016, two district courts in the Northern District of California granted preliminary approval of class action settlements in cases involving accessible transportation at hotels. The cases, brought by CREEC, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, and Campins Benham-Baker LLP on behalf of CREEC and several individuals with mobility disabilities who use wheelchairs, allege that many hotels owned by the defendant real estate investment trusts provide transportation services to guests, but fail to provide equivalent wheelchair accessible transportation as required by the ADA and California state law. The lawsuits seek only declaratory and injunctive relief. The proposed settlements will provide nationwide, comprehensive injunctive relief that will ensure the provision of equivalent accessible transportation, including three years of monitoring. In the order granting preliminary approval and certifying the settlement class in the RLJ case, the Court held that the three individual plaintiffs had standing as testers to pursue injunctive relief under title III of the ADA. For more information, see CREEC et al. v. RLJ Lodging Trust and CREEC et al. v. Ashford Hospitality Trust,...

Press Coverage of Pritchard v. IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 Pension Plan

A number of media outlets covered the filing of the complaint in Pritchard v. IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 Pension Plan, which CREEC is litigating with co-counsel National Center for Lesbian Rights and Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow LLP. Read more here: S.F. man sues after late husband’s pension fund refuses benefits, San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2016 Equal Rights Fight Brewing in San Francisco, NBC Bay Area, January 22, 2016 Man Sues Late Husband’s Union for Survivor Benefits, Courthouse News Service, January 26,...

The National Association of the Deaf and Gogo LLC Agree to Make Closed Captions Available on In-Flight Entertainment Systems

(Jan. 26, 2016) Deaf and hard of hearing airline passengers will soon have closed captioned, on-demand in-flight entertainment videos. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), a non-profit civil rights organization of, by, and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and Gogo LLC, the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, have reached an historic agreement for Gogo to make closed captioning available for 100 percent of programming content sourced by Gogo and streamed through its on-demand in-flight entertainment service, Gogo Vision. This is the first agreement of its kind with an in-flight entertainment company, and is the result of the parties’ mutual intent to increase access for people who are deaf and hard of hearing to movies and television that are viewed in flight on U.S. domestic flights.  Passengers using their own personal Wi-Fi enabled devices can access a Gogo Vision server located on aircraft of certain airlines that contain an extensive library of movies and television shows. Under the agreement, Gogo has now added technology that will enable customers to have the option to display closed captions for content with closed captions sourced by Gogo; Gogo has also begun sourcing new content with closed captions where available; and Gogo will replace all of its existing sourced content with content that has closed captions through a phase-in process that will be completed by June 30, 2017.  All captions will be consistent with Federal Communications Commission standards for completeness, accuracy, synchronicity, and placement. “This is a monumental step in making in-flight entertainment accessible to the 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the...

Denver “Ramps Up” Pedestrian Ramp Program

CREEC and our fantastic co-counsel at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) are happy to announce that our organizations and the City and County of Denver have reached an agreement that will put Denver at the forefront of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act curb ramp installation requirements. This work will have widespread benefits for people with disabilities and other pedestrians across the city. “This is a monumental step toward ensuring Denver is an accessible and welcoming city,” said Mayor Michael B Hancock. “Not only has our city been able to catch up on critical curb ramp installation work, but we have a roadmap that will result in better, safer and more multimodal transportation choices for people with disabilities and other pedestrians.” CREEC and CCDC approached Denver in December 2013 about curb ramps that should have been installed in conjunction with recent street improvements. The city immediately acknowledged the need for compliance, began to install the curb ramps and worked with CREEC and CCDC to craft a comprehensive roadmap that would have enduring impacts on the city’s curb ramp program and put Denver at the forefront of accessibility nationwide. “This settlement will guarantee that Denver’s curb ramps are accessible to people with mobility disabilities,” said Timothy Fox, Co-Executive Director of CREEC. “It will make it much easier for people with mobility disabilities to get to and use government facilities, to find or get to jobs, to go shopping, to go to the doctor, to participate in community life, and to be with their friends and families.” Julie Reiskin, Executive Director of CCDC, said, “This important agreement will ensure that Denver...
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