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Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Lawson et al. v. Justin Smith, 15-cv-02076



Lawson et al v. Justin Smith, 15-cv-02076


This case addresses the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office’s refusal to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for a deaf couple. Despite repeated requests, both individuals were denied effective interpreters.


On September 21, 2015 the Lawsons filed suit against Justin Smith, in his official capacity as the Sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado. The Complaint is posted below.

Plaintiffs were contacted by the Assistant United States Attorney’s Office, informing us that they were interested in this case and that there was another complainant. Plaintiffs’ counsel have been working with that office and opposing counsel on a settlement agreement in an effort to resolve the case. This case has been stayed during the parties’ negotiations. As of November 2017, the Parties were unable to reach settlement. As a result, we have moved to reopen the case and issued discovery to the Larimer Sheriff’s Office.

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