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Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against New York City

June 10, 2003

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A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday upheld a lower court's judgment that New York City had failed to meet its legal obligations to provide services for about 30,000 poor people with AIDS. In 2000, Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. of Federal District Court in Brooklyn ruled that the city had violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act along with provisions of state law and the state's Constitution. He also ruled against the state for not ensuring that the city complied with the laws. Johnson found that aid recipients faced excessive waits in getting services like rental assistance and that the city's case managers had too many cases. The city has been working for more than a year to comply with the original ruling. Although its compliance remains incomplete, advocates say services have improved significantly.

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New York Times
06.10.03; Richard Perez-Pena

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