A settlement was reached in September 2015 in the class action lawsuit Lane v. Brown that would reduce the number of sheltered workshop placements in Oregon and increase supported employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The court has scheduled a full hearing to determine whether the Proposed Agreement is fair, reasonable, and in the best interests of the class. Any class member who wants to object to or comment on the Proposed Agreement must file a written objection or comments on or before October 29, 2015 with Kathy Wilde at Disability Rights Oregon, 610 SW Broadway, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205 at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Fairness hearing for the Lane v. Brown settlement, will take place on December 7, 2015 at 9:30 AM at the federal courthouse in Portland. Individuals who are part of the class (those who are in or have been in sheltered workshop services on or after January 2012) can come forward and state their opinion regarding the settlement.
Here is the Class Final Notice and additional documents related to the settlement.