RTD Light Rail

Citation

Reiskin, et al. v. RTD, 14-cv-03111-REB-KLM

Issues

Plaintiffs alleged RTD light rail trains do not provide the required space to allow at least two persons using the wheelchair or other mobility aid to access the train and have sufficient room to get to and sit without interfering with the maneuvering space of others getting on and off the train.

Status

NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT INVOLVING: 

All Persons in Colorado who are qualified individuals with disabilities, who use wheelchairs (as that term is defined by 49 C.F.R. § 37.3), and who have used, currently use, or may in the future use the Regional Transportation District’s Light Rail Service (“Class”).

Class action litigation against the Regional Transportation District (“RTD”) has been pending in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in Case No. 14-cv-03111-CMA-KLM (the “Action”).  The Parties have reached a proposed class settlement (“Settlement”), which the Court has preliminarily approved.  The Court has certified the Class for settlement purposes only and authorized this Notice.

 THIS SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS

Please take notice the Court will hold a hearing on July 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse, Courtroom A602, 901 19th Street, Denver Colorado 80294, before the Honorable Judge Christine Arguello to determine: (1) whether the Settlement should be finally approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate; (2) whether the case should be dismissed with prejudice; (3) whether Class members should be bound by the terms and provisions, including the releases, set forth in the Settlement; (4) whether the Class members should be permanently enjoined from, among other things, commencing any other lawsuit or other proceeding relating to the claims, facts, or circumstances in this Action; and (5) whether Class Counsel’s application of an award of attorneys’ fees and costs should be approved.   

Please see http://ccdconline.org/case/2395 for a complete copy of the proposed class settlement agreement or use the QR code below:

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If you are a member of the Class, you have the right to exclude yourself from this Settlement by sending a written request for exclusion to Class Counsel and RTD’s Counsel no later than May 17, 2017.  You also have the right to object to this Settlement by filing written objections with the Court no later than June 16, 2017.

Please do not contact the Court or Court Clerk with questions about this Settlement.  If you have questions, please contact Class Counsel at:

Kevin W. Williams, Esq.

Andrew C. Montoya, Esq.

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

1385 South Colorado Boulevard, Suite 610-A

Denver, CO 80222

720-336-3584 (Williams); 720-336-1036 (Montoya)

kwilliams@ccdconline.orgamontoya@ccdconline.org

 

 

 

For purposes of any requests for exclusion, RTD’s Counsel should be contacted at:

 

Jenifer M. Ross-Amato, Esq.

Mindy McNair, Esq.

Regional Transportation District

1600 Blake Street

Denver, CO  80202

 

Michael D. Plachy, Esq.

Jessica L. Fuller, Esq.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

One Tabor Center, Suite 3000

1200 Seventeenth Street

Denver, CO 80202

 


Available Documents

2014.11.18 #1 Class Action Complaint
2015.02.06 #19 Motion to Dismiss
2015.02.06 #20 Answer and Counterclaim
2015.02.17 #22 Plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File Amended Class Action Complaint
2015.02.19 #29 Order
2015.02.19 #30 Amended Class Action Complaint
2015.03.04 #39 RTD Motion for Partial Dismissal
2015.03.05 #41 RTD's Motion to Stay Discovery
2015.03.10 #43 Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Class Action Complaint
2015.03.25 #47 Response to Motion for Partial Dismissal
2015.03.26 #50 Response to RTD's Motion to Stay Discovery
2015.04.08 #51 Defendants Reply in Support of Motion for Partial Dismissal
2015.05.21 #55 Second Amended Class Action Complaint
2015.05.21 Order Granting Leave to File Second Amended Complaint and Denying Defendant's Motions as Moot
2015.06.19 #65 Third Amended Class Action Complaint
2015.06.29 #67 Dft Mtn for Summary Judgment
2015.06.30 #69 Dft Answer to 3rd Amended Cpt
2015.07.09 #71 Pls' Cross-Mtn for Summary Judgment
2015.11.09 #101 RTD Response to Pls' Mtn for Summary Judgment
2015.12.27 #104 Pls' Mtn to Strike Expert Witness
2015.12.27 #105 Pls' Mtn for Declaratory Judgment
2015.12.29 #107 Pls' Reply in Support of Mtn for Summary Judgment
2016.02.23 #123 Order
2016.11.14 #151 Motion for Certification of a Class for Settlement Purposes Only and Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement Agreement
2016.11.14 #151-1 Exhibit 1 - Class Settlement Agreement and Exhibits
2016.11.14 #151-2 Exhibit 2 - Kevin Williams Declaration
2016.11.14 #151-3 Exhibit 3 - Andrew Montoya Declaration
2017.04.03 Preliminary Approval Order
Notice of Class Settlement Agreement
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