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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

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

DRNY Sues Landlord For Denying Access Ramp
Complaint  5-29-18 
Press Release 5-29-19

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

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

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

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

CLOSED LITIGATION

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

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

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