Levi’s Stadium Accessibility Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

A $24 million Damages Fund has been established as part of a settlement of a class action. The case was brought against Forty Niners Football Company, LLC, Forty Niners SC Stadium Company, LLC, Forty Niners Stadium Management Company, LLC, the City of Santa Clara, and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. The complaint alleged violation of state and federal disability access laws. It said that the stadium did not offer full and equal access and discriminated against individuals with mobility disabilities and their companions due to access barriers, parking lots, the pedestrian right of way connecting the parking lots to the stadium, and the services and amenities offered there.

Docket Number:

5:16-cv-07013-LHK (SVK)

Company: Forty Niners Football Company LLC

Filing Deadline: June 28, 2020

Class Period: April 13, 2015 to March 9, 2020

Objection Deadline: June 28, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: June 28, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: July 16, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not ask for proof. It does ask for details about your efforts to buy tickets, the events you attended, barriers encountered at the stadium, and so on.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a member of one the following three classes:

The Damages Class is all those who (1) have a mobility disability and use a wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility aid, (2) bought, tried to buy, had someone else buy on your behalf accessible seating for an event at Levi’s Stadium between April 13, 2015 and March 9, 2020, and (3) were denied equal access to the stadium’s facilities, services, accessible seating, parking, amenities, and privileges, including ticketing. (These claims are asserted only against the Forty Niners defendants.)

The Injunctive Relief Class is all those who (1) have a mobility disability and use a wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility aid, (2) tried to or will try to buy accessible seating for an event controlled by the Forty Niners defendants at Levi’s Stadium on or after December 7, 2013, and (3) were denied or will be denied equal access to Levi’s Stadium facilities, services, accessible seating, parking, amenities, and privileges, including ticketing.

The Companion Injunctive Relief Class is all those who (1) are a companion to a person with a mobility disability who uses a wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility aid, and (2) used or will use companion seating for an event controlled by the Forty Niners defendants on or after December 7, 2013.

Only Damages Class members are entitled to monetary compensation in this settlement.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Damages: Minimum $4,000, unless the Damages Fund is insufficient to cover that amount for all claims. Damages may be as high as $80,000. Injunctive relief: The defendants have agreed to make modifications to the stadium, its parking lot, and other areas, to provide those with mobility disabilities with improved access. Damages:

Total Settlement Amount: $24 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$7,500

Law Firms:
Goldstein Borgen Dardarian & Ho
Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane
Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky

Claim Form: Levi’s Stadium Accessibility Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Nevarez, et al. v. Forty Niners, et al.

Settlement Website: Levi’s Stadium Accessibility Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Stadium Access Settlement Administrator
c/o KCC Class Action Services
P.O. Box 43501
Providence, RI 02940-3501
info@LevisStadiumClassActionSettlement.com
1-888-788-4813

Tags: Accessibility, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights, Wheelchair Access