Legal Aid Society


A Landmark Settlement Benefitting Thousands of New Yorkers with Disabilities

The Legal Aid Society and the law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP announced the preliminary approval of a landmark settlement in a civil rights lawsuit affecting over 30,000 New Yorkers with disabilities. The class-action lawsuit, Lovely H. v. Eggleston, 05 CV 6920, was filed in 2005 in Federal Court in the Southern District of New York on behalf of low-income New Yorkers with disabilities who were being denied access to benefits by the City’s welfare agency, the Human Resources Administration. Also this year, we achieved a major victory for New Yorkers living with disabilities in Lovely H. v. Eggleston, a federal class action.