Find out about featured class action cases and amicus briefs that positively impact hundreds of thousands of Californians with disabilities. You can read case pleadings, documents and press coverage.
This class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of students with disabilities from working class, primarily Spanish speaking families who have been denied their rights to required educational supports and services because the Oxnard School District fails to ensure that it appropriately identifies and timely evaluates students for special education.
This class action challenges two ordinances that criminalize homelessness because people, many with disabilities, live in RVs or other vehicles.
Disability Rights California filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that the State for its failure to monitor and correct systemic problems with Oakland Unified School District’s special education program.
Case Name: Lisa Marie Irving, Amy Bonano and The National Federation of the Blind, INC v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, in her official capacity
This Petition for Writ of Mandate was filed against the state Department of Education (CDE) as well as the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) because of their failure to protect students with disabilities from unnecessary segregation.
The State of California has failed to implement a provision of the ACA that requires Medi-Cal to implement eligibility rules intended to prevent one spouse from impoverishment while paying for at-home care for a spouse with a disability. On July 6, 2017 DRC with pro bono lead co-counsel McDermott Will & Emery and co-counsel Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Western Center on Law and Poverty, and Justice in Aging filed a class action suit in state court alleging violations of the federal Medicaid Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and other state laws resulting in the imminent risk for plaintiffs of institutionalization.
Disability Rights California (DRC) filed a lawsuit in October 2014 on behalf of three individuals with disabilities against the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and its Director. DRC is challenging DHCS' failure to provide medically necessary services that allow the plaintiffs to stay at home rather than in nursing homes or hospitals. Their claims are based on the “integration mandate” of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which says people with disabilities have the right to receive services in the most integrated setting.
Groundbreaking Settlement for Accessible Housing
The Los Angeles City Council today agreed to settle litigation brought by three nonprofit disability and fair housing advocacy groups that claimed the City’s housing programs were inaccessible to people with disabilities.
Inland Regional Center
Press release: 27,000 people with developmental disabilities to receive timely and easier to read notices about services from Inland Regional Center, 1/31/14
Final Settlement Agreement and Exhibits
Final Settlement Agreement - Redacted Version , March 2014