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PRESS RELEASE: Settlement of United States of America v. Gates Chili Central School District

Eòghann Erenfroe August 20, 2020

Empire Justice Center welcomes news of the settlement today of United States of America v. Gates Chili Central School District. In 2013 the Empire Justice Center filed a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of Devyn Pereira, alleging disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, which ultimately led to the filing of the DOJ’s case. The settlement reached today requires Gates Chili to modify its service animal policy to accommodate future students who bring service animals to school, and awards $42,000 in compensation to Devyn’s mother, Heather Burroughs.

Read the full press release here: Settlement of United States of America v. Gates Chili Central School District