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Ninth Circuit expands standing for ADA claims concerning facility accessibility and architectural barriers: Chapman v. Pier 1 (Jan. 7, 2011)

In the case of Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps.(U.S.), Inc. , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 453 (9th Cir. Cal. Jan. 7, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], Byron Chapman, who used a wheelchair, sued Pier 1 Imports , alleging that...

Federal Court Civil Rights Settlement Creates More Accessible Housing Opportunities

Building Developer Agrees to Accessibility Retrofits, Additional Inspections, and Fund to Compensate Aggrieved Persons; Suit Against Architect Goes Forward The United States Departmentg of Justice has agreed to a settlement by consent decree of a federal civil rights lawsuit in Manhattan federal...