Community Integration Class Action Lawsuit: Final Approval Granted for Settlement

April 24, 2020


DRO is pleased to announce that the Honorable Judge Sargus granted final approval to a comprehensive settlement agreement in this class action lawsuit on Friday, April 24th, 2020. The full final approval and order is now available.

DRO, in partnership with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, the Center for Public Representation, and attorney Sam Bagenstos brought this lawsuit in March 2016 on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and The Ability Center of Greater Toledo.

The parties, including the state of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), and the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACBDD), have agreed to continue and expand programs that will allow more people with developmental disabilities the option to live and work in their communities with the supports they need.

For more information on this landmark agreement, please read our full press release.

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