Las Vegas, NV

DRAC sues Boyd Gaming Corp.

June 15, 1999
DISABLED RIGHTS ACTION COMMITTEE (DRAC) announced Tuesday the filing of lawsuit CV-S-99-0755-PMP-RJJ, another in a continuing series of federal civil rights lawsuits in U.S. District Court.. The named Defendant is BOYD GAMING CORP. (NYSE: BYD).
      Plaintiffs are Ronald Ray Smith, DRAC's volunteer Technical Advisor and DRAC.
      BOYD is a Nevada-based gaming corporation. Among BOYD's major Nevada properties are SAM'S TOWN, BOURBON STREET, MAIN STREET and the STARDUST in Las Vegas and the ELDORADO in Reno.
      DRAC and Smith are requesting an injunction from the court ordering Defendant BOYD to cease operation of its fixed-route shuttle bus systems in Las Vegas and Reno until such time as it and/or its contractor(s) can deploy accessible buses that offer "ready access" to those who use personal mobility devices.

Fair Housing Act violations claimed in lawsuit

February 02, 1999
Justice Department attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday that accuses a Las Vegas builder, an Arizona architect and a Texas corporation of failing to provide accessible housing for disabled people.
      The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, claims the following defendants violated the federal Fair Housing Act by engaging in a "pattern or practice" of discrimination based on disability: Camden Property Trust, a Texas real estate investment trust; Camden Subsidiary II Inc., a Texas corporation and operating arm of Camden Property Trust; George Tibsherany, a Scottsdale, Ariz., architect; Robert V. Jones Inc., a Las Vegas builder; and Becker Built, a Las Vegas property development partnership.

DRAC files accessibility suit against developer

July 27, 1998
Wheelchair-users Tony Bieszczat, Ronald Ray Smith and not-for-profit Disabled Rights Action Committee (DRAC), have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit under the Fair Housing Act against Wheeler Development L.L.C. for its condo project "Mar-A-Lago."
      The lawsuit was filed July 24 by Las Vegas attorney Richard F. Armknecht III.This lawsuit is part of a statewide campaign to bring Nevada's new multifamily housing (i.e.,apts. and condos) into compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act, as amended by the Congress in 1988.


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