Disability Rights Advocates invites members of the disability community and supporters of accessible transportation to attend a hearing in our lawsuit against Uber, a popular new taxi service. DRA is representing the National Federation of the Blind of California and several individuals in this lawsuit, which challenges refusals by drivers of UberX vehicles to transport blind customers with guide dogs. At 1 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Lawyers from Disability Rights Advocates will appear before the court to argue against Uber’s motion to dismiss the case.
Uber boldly contends that disputes must be resolved through arbitration out of court on an individual basis and that Uber is not subject to the ADA. However, Uber, as a transportation service, must comply with the ADA, and this lawsuit is an appropriate method to address Uber’s discriminatory practices. Lawyers will make this argument at the hearing with the support of the U.S. Department of Justice, which recently filed a statement that supports our position.
Members of the disability community,are invited especially individuals who use service animals, to attend the hearing. Your presence is important because Uber needs to understand the solidarity of the community around this issue. Please note that many dogs may be in close proximity. Preferred courtroom dress is business casual. After the hearing, we will likely gather for a social event in the Civic Center area. Please R.S.V.P. to Rachel Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (510)665-8644 so we have an idea of how many people to expect.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM.
WHERE: 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, courtroom 15-A before Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins.
WHAT: Oral argument and hearing on Uber’s Motion to Dismiss and informal gathering immediately after the hearing.
You can learn more about this lawsuit by following the link below.