CREEC and friends file amicus brief in Butler v. WinCo

CREEC filed today an amicus brief in the case of Butler v. WinCo Foods, LLC, on behalf of The American Association of People with Disabilities,   the Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Disability Rights Texas, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center and of course CREEC itself.   The case below — challenging a grocery chain’s service animal policy under Title III of the ADA — had been dismissed for mootness after the defendant carved out a one-person exception to the policy for the plaintiff only.   Because this has the potential to undermine enforcement of Title III, we filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff, arguing that post-complaint policy changes cannot moot Title III claims, much less post-complaint, one-person carve-outs.