Disability Rights Advocates Negotiate CVS's Withdrawal of Cert Petition in CVS v. Doe
On November 10, 2021, CVS agreed to withdraw its cert petition in CVS v. Doe, thanks to the persistent advocacy led by leaders in the Disability Rights Bar Association and the disability justice movement.
CVS requested the U.S. Supreme Court review the case CVS v. Doe, a case brought by people living with HIV (PLHIV). CVS was pursuing an outcome that would have gutted Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, a key federal law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination. People with disabilities, including PLHIV, rely on the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal anti-discrimination laws for a shot at a level playing field.
CHLP worked with our allies behind the scenes, but all credit goes to the persistent advocacy in negotiating with CVS Health conducted by leaders in the Disability Rights Bar Association and the disability justice movement, including the American Association of People with Disabilities, The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), and National Council on Independent Living.