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Notice Of Settlement In A Class Action Lawsuit

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Notice to all persons with disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, who use or seek to use curb ramps in New York City. You may be a member of a Plaintiff Class in the class action lawsuit entitled Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association v. City of New York.

The court has scheduled a hearing for May 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM to assess the fairness, reasonableness, and adequacy of the 2016 settlement. Members of the Plaintiff class are entitled to attend the Fairness Hearing.

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2016-12-31T02:26:44+00:00 Featured, United Spinal News|