This page features some of our current and recent class action law suits that have had positive impacts on the lives of tens of thousands of Californians with disabilities. Click on the case name to go to the case homepage.
David Oster et al v. Lightbourne: Lawsuit against 20% across-the-board cut in In-Home Supportive Services
Pablo Carranza v. Toby Douglas, to prevent loss of skilled nursing hours provided in Carranza's home, which could force him into an acute care facility
Johnson v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Federal Court approves Class Action Status for Lawsuit by Prisoners with Physical Disabilities against Sheriff Baca and the L.A. County Jail.
K.G. V. Meredith - Amicus Brief by DRC
Esther Darling et al. v. Toby Douglas, Director of California Department of Health Care Services (formerly Brantley v. Maxwell-Jolly and Cota v. Maxwell-Jolly): People with disabilities sue to halt elimination of Adult Day Health Care
Napper v. County of Sacramento: Lawsuit to preserve community-based mental health outpatient clinics
Hall et al. v. Mims et al.: Case against Fresno jail for its lack of medical and mental health services for prisoners with disabilities
A.C. et al. v. Schwarzenegger: Lawsuit to preserve mental health services for California's special education students
Stringfellow et al. v. Sacramento County et al.: Case to prevent restraints of dialysis patients in Sacramento jail
Martinez v. Astrue: Lawsuit against Social Security administration to prevent denial of benefits to people who were suspected of fleeing prosecution.
Capitol People First et al. v. DDS et al.: Lawsuit to require the State to advance community-based living of people now in institutions
Mark Chambers v. City and County of San Francisco (LHH): Groundbreaking agreement with San Francisco to create new housing and community services for seniors and adults with disabilities
Katie A: Class action suit to require California to provide mental health services to foster care children
Emily Q: Lawsuit to require California to provide Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) to children who need them