This page features our recent class action cases and amicus briefs that positively impact hundreds of thousands of Californians with disabilities. Tap the case name if you want to read case pleadings, documents and press coverage.
Bloom et al. vs. City of San Diego et al; A class action law suit on behalf of homeless individuals with RVs or other vehicles, many of whom have disabilities, challenging enforcement of two ordinances (one prohibiting vehicle habitation, and the second prohibiting nighttime RV parking anywhere in the City) that criminalize homelessness.
Inland Regional Center and Disability Rights California reached a settlement in 2014 to assure that 27,000 people with developmental disabilities receive timely notices about their rights and services.
David Oster et al v. Lightbourne settled in 2013; a landmark case that, starting with an injunction in 2009, kept the state from making a 20% cut in hundreds of thousands of people's In-Home Supportive Service hours.
Pablo Carranza v. Toby Douglas settled in 2012, protected Pablo, a young man with muscular dystrophy, from losing critical home nursing hours just because he had turned 21.
K.G. V. Meredith a case brought in Marin in 2012, where the state appeals court agreed with the DRC amicus brief stating that the plaintiffs with mental health disabilities had been denied their right to informed consent to medication.
Napper v. County of Sacramento case settled in 2012, protecting 6,000 people with mental health disabilities from losing their community based outpatient clinics which play an important role in health maintenance.
Hall et al. v. Mims et al.: Case against Fresno jail for its lack of medical and mental health services for prisoners with disabilities