Plaintiffs Granted Class Cert. In Pa. ADA Suit

Law360, New York (September 3, 2009, 6:26 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs have earned class certification in an action against Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare in which they accuse the agency of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide integrated community-based services for individuals with mental retardation who are confined in state facilities.

Judge John E. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday that the unopposed motion for class certification be granted because there are more than 1,200 members in the class, they have intellectual disabilities and...
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