Here are some of CREEC’s major cases. Click on each case name for a more detailed description, the latest case news, and links to significant pleadings.
Anderson v. Colorado Department of Corrections: lawsuit challenging the lack of outdoor exercise and inadequate mental health treatment in solitary confinement in the Colorado DOC.
Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities v. Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.: lawsuit challenging the refusal of a social service provider to consider SSDI and other disability benefits as income for eligibility purposes.
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.: lawsuit challenging the raised porch entrances at Hollister stores.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and National Federation of the Blind v. E*Trade Access, Inc.: lawsuit challenging ATMs that are inaccessible to blind people.
Decoteau v. Raemisch: lawsuit challenging the lack of outdoor exercise in solitary confinement in the Colorado DOC (a follow-up and extension of the Anderson case).
*Denny v. City and County of Denver: lawsuit challenging inaccessible curb cuts in Denver, Colorado.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Gogo: agreement to provide closed captions on in-flight entertainment systems.
*Hotel Transportation Cases: lawsuits challenging inaccessible shuttle transportation services at hotels across the nation in CREEC et al. v. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc., CREEC et al. v. RLJ Lodging Trust, CREEC v. Hospitality Properties Trust, and CREEC et al. v. Sage Hospitality Resources, LLC et al.
*Langford v. Bullock: negotiations and monitoring to achieve ADA compliance at Montana State Prison.
*Lucas v. City and County of Denver: class action challenging ticketing and seating policies at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre for patrons who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.
*Medi-Cal Civil Rights Complaint: administrative complaint challenging discrimination against Latin@ individuals in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
Moeller v. Taco Bell Corp.: lawsuit challenging inaccessible fast food restaurants in California.
*Online Content Captioning Cases: lawsuits challenging the lack of captions for thousands of online videos made available to the public by Harvard University and MIT.
Pritchard v. IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 Pension Plan: lawsuit challenging a union pension plan’s denial of a mandatory survivor benefit to the same-sex widower of a hotel telecommunications engineer.
*Red Line Civil Rights Complaint: administrative complaint challenging Maryland’s decision to strip Baltimore of transportation funding, which has had a disparate impact on African-American residents of Baltimore.
*Reynoldson v. City of Seattle: lawsuit challenging inaccessible curb cuts in Seattle, Washington.
Runge v. A&A Languages: lawsuit challenging the use of uncertified sign language interpreters under Colorado’s Consumer Protection Act.
Scott v. City and County of Denver: challenging lack of accommodations for a deaf detainee.
Schuett v. FedEx: challenging a company’s refusal to pay a mandatory survivor pension benefit to the surviving same-sex spouse of a longtime employee.
Service Animals: challenging an apartment complex that is discriminating against two individuals with disabilities who have doctor-prescribed service dogs by threatening to evict them for violating a no-pets policy.
Pleadings in Fox & Robertson cases are still available on that site’s Cases page.
* = active cases
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