Title I: Employment practices by units of State and local government Title II: Programs, services, and activities of State and local government Title III: Public accommodations and commercial facilities Through lawsuits, consent decrees, and formal and informal settlement agreements the Department of Justice has achieved greater access for individuals with disabilities in hundreds of cases.
Under general rules governing lawsuits brought by the Federal Government, the Department may not file a lawsuit unless it has first unsuccessfully attempted to settle the dispute through negotiations.
Some lawsuits are resolved at the time the suit is filed or afterwards by means of a negotiated consent decree.
Consent decrees are monitored and enforced by the Federal court in which they are entered. New Chicago, Indiana -- The Department filed a lawsuit in the U. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against New Chicago, Indiana, alleging that the town illegally retaliated against an employee for having filed a charge of employment discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
The newly constructed AMC theaters have two types of seats -- stadium-style seats, which provide comfortable, unobstructed lines of sight to the screen, and traditional seating, which is located on the sloped floor at the front of the theater immediately in front of the screen.
New Title III Lawsuits Challenge Stadium-style Theater Design -- United States v. -- The Department filed suit against AMC Entertainment, Inc., and American Multi-Cinema, Inc., in the U. District Court for the Central District of California for violating the ADA in the design, construction, and operation of stadium-style movie theaters in the AMC chain.
Gallant Insurance issued an auto insurance policy to the plaintiff but revoked it when her car was stolen and refused to pay the claim.
The company claims that, in response to a question about "nervous" or "medical conditions" on the insurance application, she misrepresented her health status by not indicating that she has mental retardation.
The company therefore believes that it was entitled to rescind the policy.
The Department believes there was no misrepresentation and that the company's actions violated title III.
The Department may file lawsuits in Federal court to enforce the ADA and may obtain court orders including compensatory damages and back pay to remedy discrimination.Under title III the Department may also obtain civil penalties of up to ,000 for the first violation and 0,000 for any subsequent violation.