Legal News

Virginia: “Skilled Nursing Facility Operators Agree to Settle ADA Allegations”

Brookside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (BRNC) has agreed to pay compensatory damages and a civil penalty, as well as enact remedial actions for residents with disabilities, to settle allegations that it violated the ADA by denying admission to an individual who is deaf because she would need sign language interpreting services. 

“Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Two Community Colleges, One in Virginia, to Improve Access for Students with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced the signing of two agreements with community colleges to remove barriers experienced by students with disabilities, including veterans. The agreements, reached with Central Texas College of Killeen in Killeen, Texas, and Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia, are part of the department’s commitment to ensure that educational institutions comply with the ADA. Both colleges will make a variety of improvements to campus buildings and facilities.