The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in Ochoa et al. v. City of Long Beach et al. Filed in 2014, this lawsuit alleges that the City of Long Beach violated federal and state disability access laws by denying individuals with mobility disabilities access to sidewalks, crosswalks, curb ramps, and other pedestrian pathways or walks. The City denies these allegations and disputes that is has any liability or committed any wrongdoing.
If you have used any of the City of Long Beach’s sidewalks, crosswalks, curbs, curb ramps, walkways, pedestrian rights of way, pedestrian undercrossings, pedestrian overcrossings, or other pedestrian pathways or walks (“Pedestrian Facilities”) since July 14, 2014 or if you believe that you will use the City’s Pedestrian Facilities in the future, you may be a member of the proposed settlement class affected by this lawsuit. Please read the Notice of Proposed Settlement linked below for information about the proposed settlement and Class Members’ rights.
For moe information, please visit our co-counsel’s website: http://dralegal.org/press/ochoa-et-al-v-city-long-beach-et-al-class-notice/.