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Amtrak Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Amtrak (officially known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) has entered into a settlement with the US Department of Justice to settle a lawsuit centering on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The lawsuit alleged that certain Amtrak stations did not provide the accessibility required by the ADA, including for passengers in wheelchairs.

Docket Number:

1:20-cv-03505

Company: National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Filing Deadline: May 29, 2021

Class Period: July 27, 2013 to December 2, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

No proof is requested at this time.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if (1) you have impaired mobility; (2) you were harmed because of accessibility issues at the Issue Stations listed in the Notice between July 27, 2013 and December 2, 2020; (3) the Administrator is satisfied that you lived at, visited, or wanted to visit a place closer to the Issue Stations than an accessible alternative station within the time period; (4) you declare under penalty of perjury that the information you have provided on the Claim Form and/or to the Administrator is true and correct; and (5) you file a Release of Claims along with the Claim Form.

See the list of Issue Stations at https://amtrakdisabilitysettlement.com/Home/portalid/0.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Compensation will be distributed in two tiers.

Tier 1: For Eligible Persons who lived closer to an Issue Station than another station.
Tier 2: For Eligible Persons who traveled to or were deterred from travel to an Issue Station.

Tier 1 compensation (up to $2,499.99) will be three times Tier 2 compensation (up to $833.33). Final amounts will depend on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $2,250,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

NA

Law Firm:
US Department of Justice

Claim Form: Amtrak Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: United States of America v. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

Settlement Website: Amtrak Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Amtrak Disability Settlement
C/O Rust Consulting Inc. – 7156
P.O. Box 54
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0054
1-888-334-6165
Fax: 1-866-665-8480
Info@amtrakdisabilitysettlement.com

Tags: Accessibility, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights