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Litigation

DRNY engages in systemic and individual litigation on behalf of people with disabilities. Our litigation seeks to protect individuals from abuse and neglect and maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities.

Current Litigation

DOCCS Continues to Deny DRNY Access to Records of Individuals with Disabilities
Press Release - 06-28-21
Full Complaint

Lawsuit Challenges New York City's Segregation of Staten Island Students with Disabilities
Press Release   01-26-21 
Full Complaint

Kendrick v Anthem
Complaint 12-14-2020

OWPDD Fails to Release Critical COVID-19 Information
Press Release with Complaint11-23-2020

Lawsuit Filed Challenges New York State Department of Health Guidelines Allowing the Reallocation of Personal Ventilators
Press Release with Complaint 10-09-20

Agreement Made for June Accessible Absentee Voting Program
Press Release with Full Agreement06-03-2020

Coalition of Disability Groups Demand Access to New York’s Inaccessible Absentee Voting
Press Release with Complaint 05-22-2020

RMU Litigation
Complaint 05-19-2020

The Department of Justice Files  Statement of Interest 
Press Release 04-01-2020
Full Statement

Debra Bryant v. New York State Department of Health et al 
Complaint 11-01-2019

Goodall v DOCCS 
Complaint 04-17-2019

DRNY Challenges the Unlawful Practice of Limiting Eligibility for Services to People with Developmental Disabilities 
Press Release with Complaint04-08-2019

DRNY Class Action Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Dollar General Stores Moves Forward
Dollar General Motion to Dismiss Denied
Press Release with Decision 03-26-2019
Dollar General Class Action Settlement Agreement To Be Reviewed By Public
Press Release 02-26-2021

DRNY &The Legal Aid Society  File Class Action Lawsuit Aainst NYS (M.G. v. Cuomo)
Press Release with Complaint 1-23-19

DRNY Files Complaint Against the City of Troy, NY For Failing to Maintain Accessible Sidewalks Curb Cuts and Pedestrian Crossings
Press Release with Complaint 1-18-19

DRNY Files Complaint against NYS & Gov. Cuomo for Blocking DRNY as Voting Member of DDPC
Complaint 1-16-19

Wheelchair Users In NYC Exposed To Harmful Treatment By NYPD 
Press Release with Complaint 10-19-18

Access to records denied
Complaint 8-15-18
Press Release 8-15-18

Johnson et al v. DOCCS
Complaint 08-08-2018

DRNY Sues Landlord For Denying Access Ramp
Complaint  5-29-18 
Press Release 5-29-18

DRNY Files Class Action Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Dollar General Stores
Complaint 5-15-18 
Press Release 5-15-18 

Adult Home Class Action Suit; O’Toole v. Cuomo 
Supplement Settlement Agreement 3-16-18
Press Release 3-12-18
Press Release 3-2-17
Settlement Stipulation  1-30-14
AG Withdrawal Doc 2-28-17
Court Transcript 2-22-17

Students-Remain In Institutional Settings - DRNY v. OPWDD et al
Press Release 11-30-17
Complaint 11-30-17

Civil Rights Violations; Walley V. Casey Holtslander & Terri Holtslander
Complaint  2-27-17
Press Release 4-5-17

Text To 911 Service; Dupree & Logerfo v. City Of New York, Nassau & Suffolk Counties
Complaint 1-9-17
Press Release 1-5-17

Student Denied Right To Play Basketball; B.M v. NYS Public H.S. Athletic Association
Complaint 5-17-17
Press Release 5-17-17

Alfred Brandon & Judah Brown, et al v. Loeb House, Inc.
Complaint 2-26-15
Press Release 3-3-15

Hollandale Apartments v. Michael Bonesteel 
Complaint 07-07-2014
Ammended Complaint 12-16-2016

CLOSED LITIGATION

Michaeljon Blue v. Howard Zucker, DOH, et al
Complaint 9-20-2019
Decision  03-26-2021

Preliminary Injuction Granted
Press Release with Order 05-11-2020
Decision 

ASL Interpreters Absent from Press Briefings
Press Release with Complaint04-29-2020

Article 17A Guardianships Are Unconstitutional; DRNY v. Unified Court System of NYS, et al
Complaint 9-21-16
Press Release 9-26-16
Decision 8-17-17
Appeal 12-18-17
Decision 2-15-19

DRNY v. North Colonie School District, et al
Amended Complaint 8-18-14
Decision and Order 3-21-16

Two complaints v. Rensselaer County Board of Elections; One Filed With The U.S. Department Of Justice & One Filed With The NYS Attorney General’s Office
DOJ Complaint 7-29-16
NYS AG Complaint 7-29-16
Press Release 8-1-16
Video: #FIXITNOW 8-1-16

DRNY v. New York State Justice Center 
Order: Judge Sharpe Grants Summary Judgment 2-28-18
Press Release 2-28-18 
Press Release 07-18-16 
Complaint
Press Release 01-09-15
Decision

Landlord Threatens Eviction Of Family With Service Animal; M.C. et al v. The Nikifor's 
Complaint 5-14-17
Press Release 5-16-17

Ronald Raymond v. New York State Department Of Civil Services, et al

DRNY v. Northern Rivers / NE Parent & Child Center
Complaint   2-17-16
Press Release  2-19-16

DRNY v. Department of Correction, et al
Amended Complaint 8-27-15
Press Release 8-27-15

Child with Disability, et al v. Sachem Central School District Board of Education
Complaint 5-19-15
Press Release 6-22-15
Favorable Decision Press Release 3-17-17