Thursday, October 18, 2012

Arlington, TX, Sidewalk Access Lawsuit Settled

See this article, which begins:
After years of litigation, including an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, Arlington has reached a settlement with a group of residents who allege the city failed to ensure its sidewalks were accessible to people with disabilities. 
Richard Frame, a quadriplegic resident, sued Arlington in 2005 over the lack of accessible sidewalks and curb cuts that he said were required under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. 
Over the years other plaintiffs from Arlington joined the case, citing problems such as broken, unconnected or obstructed sidewalks, missing or badly sloped curb ramps and inadequate handicap parking that made getting around town difficult for them. 
Under the settlement approved by the Arlington City Council late Tuesday, Frame does not receive any money. However, the city will pay about $310,322 in attorney fees and expenses for the plaintiffs.
For my earlier coverage of this case, see this post.



Blogger John Z Wetmore said...

Here is a discussion of the Americans with Disabilities Act and sidewalks, including the Barden v. Sacramento court case that determined that sidewalks are indeed covered by the ADA years before the Arlington case.

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