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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, alongside the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, represented Laura Martin, a woman who was homeless for a time and filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago. Martin has rheumatoid arthritis and claims that certain homeless shelters in the city violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act when she was allegedly turned away from several shelters due to her limited ability to walk. The suit seeks to improve shelters’ accessibility, as well as gain compensatory damages and attorney fees for the plaintiff.

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