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Case Number: 1:22-cv-10775
Judge: Jennifer L. Rochon
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Manhattan County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Noor Abou-Saab
Defendant's Attorney: Ernest Badway
Description: New York City, New York civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory.
"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and public accommodations. The ADA was passed in 1990 and has been amended several times since then.
The ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities include things like walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, learning, and working.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including:
Employment: Employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, promotions, and training.
Education: Schools are prohibited from discriminating against students with disabilities in all aspects of education, including admissions, classes, extracurricular activities, and athletics.
Transportation: Public transportation providers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities in all aspects of transportation, including fares, seating, and access to restrooms.
Public accommodations: Businesses that are open to the public are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities in all aspects of their operations, including access to the premises, goods and services, and facilities.
The ADA also requires that certain businesses and organizations make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations can include things like providing wheelchair ramps, accessible parking, and interpreters for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of your disability, you may be able to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ will investigate your complaint and, if they find that discrimination has occurred, they may take action to enforce the ADA. You may also be able to file a lawsuit against the person or organization that discriminated against you.
The ADA is a powerful law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you should speak with an attorney to discuss your legal options.
Here are some examples of discrimination against individuals with disabilities:
An employer refuses to hire a qualified individual with a disability because of their disability.
A school denies a student with a disability admission to a program or activity because of their disability.
A public transportation provider refuses to provide a wheelchair-accessible bus to a person with a disability.
A business refuses to let a person with a disability use their restroom because of their disability.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of your disability, you should speak with an attorney to discuss your legal options. An attorney can help you determine if you have a case and can help you file a lawsuit, if necessary.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind about discrimination against individuals with disabilities:
Discrimination against individuals with disabilities is illegal.
You can file a complaint with the DOJ if you believe that you have been discriminated against.
You may also be able to file a lawsuit against the person or organization that discriminated against you.
You may be entitled to damages if you are successful in your lawsuit.
The ADA is a complex law, and there are many nuances to its application. If you have any questions about the ADA, you should speak with an attorney."
Outcome: STIPULATION OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between Plaintiff KEVIN YAN LUIS ("Plaintiff") and REDBUBBLE INC ("Defendant"), by and through their undersigned counsel, pursuant to Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, that this action be and hereby is voluntarily and finally dismissed with prejudice, without costs or attorneys' fees. On July 21 2023, the Clerk of Court informed the parties that this document should be re-filed with handwritten signatures. The parties did not comply and were ordered to re-file this document on July 27, 2023. ECF No. 21. The parties have failed to respond, but the Court will accept this filing as their stipulation of dismissal. Accordingly, the case is dismissed with prejudice and the Clerk of Court is directed to close this case. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jennifer L. Rochon on 8/8/2023) (jca) (Entered: 08/08/2023)