Press Release

WRF Provides Representation to Disabled in MetroAccess Suit

March 25, 2004

Wiley Rein & Fielding, working with the Disability Rights Council and the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, is providing pro bono representation in a class action law suit against MetroAccess, the curb-to-curb "paratransit" service provided by Metro to people whose disabilities preclude them from using regular Metrorail and Metrobus service.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, charges that the substandard service illegally discriminates against people with disabilities and seeks an injunction requiring MetroAccess to develop and adhere to a plan to remediate the problems plaguing its service.

Elaine Gardner of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and Wiley Rein & Fielding attorneysThomas W.Brunner, Todd A. Bromberg, Melissa A. Reed and Alysa B.Wakin are representing the plaintiffs. WRF prides itself on its pro bono work and service to the local community, offering representation to a wide cross-section of non-profit organizations as well as to many individuals in need.

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