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Attorney Richard Bernstein Represents Disabled Fliers in Lawsuit Against Northwest Airlines and Airport Authority
New Federal Lawsuit Details History of Discrimination
Five disabled Metro Detroit residents are suing both Northwest Airlines and the Wayne County Airport Authority, in an effort to put an end to discrimination of disabled fliers who have been denied equal access to air travel and facilities, as required by law.
On April 14, 2008, attorney Richard Bernstein, of the Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit, seeking an end to Northwest and the Airport Authority’s failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Air Carrier Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
In 2006, Bernstein reached an out-of-court agreement with both Northwest and the Airport Authority to protect disabled fliers’ rights. Both Northwest and the Airport Authority have failed to comply with that agreement.
The five plaintiffs filing the lawsuit are:
Attorney and disability rights advocate Richard Bernstein, who is also blind, represents the five Metro Detroiters bringing the suit.
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