By: Richard Bernstein 6/14/13 This was a memorable week in our fight to eradicate bullying from Michigan’s schools. As the school year comes to a...
By Richard Bernstein It was a great honor to have recently returned from traveling to London to work with Chabad Lubavitch UK. Chabad Lubavitch is...
A car accident can be a traumatic experience, no matter how serious. Even experienced, cautious drivers can be involved in accidents due to the negligent...
State employee of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Jill Babcock has filed suit against the State of Michigan (Michigan) and the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) to stop them from denying state workers with disabilities access to Cadillac Place in Detroit.
Babcock, a resident of Farmington Hills who is disabled due to Friedrich’s Ataxia, a disease that progressively damages the nervous system, is confined to a wheelchair. She says she must take the bus each day because of the lack of available handicap parking and can barely make it into the building because ramps to the handicap entrances are too steep for her wheelchair. She faces further difficulties inside the building, which she says forces her to be dependent on others for assistance.
Cadillac Place, the former General Motors headquarters on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit’s New Center area, underwent one of the nation’s largest historic renovations in 2002. These renovations require the building to meet accessibility standards as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The suit outlines some of the following ADA compliance failures:
On July 10, 2012, Attorney Richard Bernstein, of The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, filed the lawsuit in United States District Court in Detroit. The suit seeks to bring an end to the Michigan and the MSF’s failure to comply with the ADA, denying equal access to disabled employees at Cadillac Place.
Babcock is not seeking monetary damages at this time, just that an end is brought to the discrimination of disabled patrons at Cadillac Place by making the facility ADA compliant.
Visually Impaired Athlete Sues USA Triathlon
Richard Bernstein Challenges ABA for Discrimination Against Blind Law Students
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Honors Richard Bernstein with Courage Award
Attorney Richard Bernstein Named Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Victory! Disabled Win Access to U-M Stadium