3rd Circ. Lets Disabled Intervene In Pa. ADA Services Row

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 2:39 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Wednesday ruled several mentally disabled residents of intermediate care facilities can intervene in a class action alleging the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare failed to provide community-integrated services in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In a precedential opinion, the Third Circuit said a district court decision didn't fully analyze whether the facility residents, who oppose community placement, were entitled to intervene and sent the case back to the lower court.

“We merely determine that, given the possible effects of the...
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