Fifteen plaintiffs and two nonprofit organizations have filed a new class action lawsuit seeking improvement of what is reported to be severely inadequate healthcare in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities. Filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, Disability Rights Advocates, and the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the lawsuit does not seek money damages, but instead requests that ICE closely track these conditions and improve healthcare at its facilities.
Nonprofit Organization Sues Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for Delaying Regulation That Would Help Disabled Children
On July 12, nonprofit organization Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of DC against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos alleging that the Secretary acted unlawfully in issuing a Delay Regulation that would postpone implementation of a regulation intended to help black and Latino children with disabilities.
Plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit against Lyft in Alameda County, California, claiming violations of state disability laws for the ride-hailing company's alleged failure to make its services available to wheelchair users in the San Francisco Bay Area. Represented by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), the plaintiffs claim that Lyft's current efforts to make rides accessible to wheelchair users are a "sham," and simply direct them to local paratransit and other services if they are unable to utilize a folding wheelchair.