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Kirola v. City and County of San Francisco

California Class ActionUnited States District Court (N.D. Cal.)Case No. 07-3685 SBA

Case Type:  Disability Discrimination

Plaintiffs filed this proposed class action to address the City and County of San Francisco’s long standing and continuing failure to satisfy its legal obligation to provide access to its programs, services and activities for wheelchair users and other persons with mobility disabilities. That obligation arises under Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as California Government Code § 11135, et seq., the Unruh Civil Rights Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 51 et seq., and the Disabled Persons Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 54 et seq.  The district court certified a class of approximately 21,000 persons in 2010.  Plaintiffs seek injunctive relief in this action on behalf of themselves and other members of the class, to assure that full and equal access is provided in the reasonable future.  The case went to a non-jury trial on April 4, 2011, and was fully briefed post trial in August, 2011.  A decision is expected by July, 2014.  The case is still under submission but supplemental briefing was just requested by the Court.

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