Public school officials needed reasonable suspicion in order to read text messages on a cellphone confiscated from a student, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing summary judgment in a civil rights case.
The federal government is not immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a state violated equal protection when it amended its constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public university admissions.
A police officer violated the Fourth Amendment when he read a letter discovered during the consent search of a motor vehicle, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
A police officer may be liable for repeatedly shooting a domestic violence suspect with a taser after it appeared that he had stopped resisting arrest, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a grant of qualified immunity.
Police may have violated a woman’s civil rights when they shot her twice with a Taser for allegedly interfering with the arrest of her son, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
In a landmark settlement, the City of Chicago has agreed to pay $22.5 million to the family of a woman who was severely injured after police arrested her, and then failing to recognize her mental illness, released her into an unfamiliar and dangerous neighborhood.
Published: January 23, 2013
Tags: ADA, AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, civil rights, class actions, disability rights, Disability Rights Advocates for Technology, Inc. v. Dukes, Segway, U.S. Supreme Court, Wal- Mart Stores, Walt Disney World
A disability rights organization has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a class action settlement that bars Segway vehicles from Walt Disney theme parks and hotels.
A medical school may have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to provide a deaf student with auxiliary aids to assist him in overcoming his hearing impairment, the 8th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act does not preempt a state law mandating an award of attorney fees to a storeowner who prevailed in a disability access action, the California Supreme Court has ruled in affirming an $118,000 award.