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Bronx Center Sued For No Sign Language But Even Pre Settlement Scheduling Secret

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, July 21 – The Plaza Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at 100 West Kingbridge Road in The Bronx has been sued for failure to provide American Sign Language interpreters.

On July 21, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

 Despite high minded public interest language in the Complaint, when Judge Wang proposed the next step being a "pre-settlement conference" scheduling conference from which the public and press would be excluded, plaintiff's counsel said that would be fine. 

To be fair, while Magistrate Judge Wang urge the parties to consent to assigning her the case for "all purposes," she noted that she is paid the same regardless.  

This dubiously confidential pre-settlement conference scheduling conference was set for Thursday, October 1, at 3:30 pm.

It's one thing for actual settlement conference before Magistrate Judges to be closed to the public and press. But "pre-settlement conference scheduling conferences"? 

This case is Nieves v. The Plaza Rehabilitation & Nursing Center et al., 20-cv-1191 (Gardephe / Wang)


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