Some lawsuits are resolved at the time the suit is filed or afterwards by means of a negotiated consent decree.
Consent decrees are monitored and enforced by the Federal court in which they are entered. New Chicago, Indiana -- The Department filed a lawsuit in the U. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana against New Chicago, Indiana, alleging that the town illegally retaliated against an employee for having filed a charge of employment discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
The Department may file lawsuits in Federal court to enforce the ADA and may obtain court orders including compensatory damages and back pay to remedy discrimination.Under title III the Department may also obtain civil penalties of up to ,000 for the first violation and 0,000 for any subsequent violation.