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August 20, 2018

Autistic Visitors Can Proceed With Lawsuits Against Disney

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiffs in 30 lawsuits could proceed in a lower court with their claims against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A district judge in Florida had ruled prevously that Disney was accommodating the autistic visitors and dismissed the claims in 2016.  The autistic visitors appealed to the court in Atlanta.


July 13, 2016
Hope Dogali Elected Chair of Board of Directors of The Children's Home, Inc.

Congratulations to DLG Attorney Hope Dogali on being elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Children's Home, Inc. Hope has been with the organization for over 15 years. From 2001 through 2013, she was active in and held many positions in The Children's Home Pinellas Auxiliary.  Her involvement included co-chairing the Auxiliary's golf tournament and fashion show committees.  Hope was first appointed to the Board of The Children's home in July 2011. Most recently, she has served the Board as 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, as Chair of the Mission Assurance Committee, as Chair of CHI's annual golf tournament, and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.  Hope's term as Chair of the Board officially began July 1, 2016, and ended June 30, 2018.


May 13, 2015

Andy Dogali Appointed as Co-Chair of ABA Subcommittee

DLG Attorney Andy Dogali has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Emerging Issues Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC).  Andy's term as Co-Chair will run through August 2016. 


May 12, 2015

Hope Dogali Re-Elected to The Children's Home Board of Directors

DLG Attorney Hope Dogali was re-elected for a 2 year term to the Board of Directors for the The Children's Home. Hope will be serving the board as 2nd Vice Chair.  Hope will also serve as Chair of the Mission Assurance Committee and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. 


March 11, 2015

Andy Dogali interviewed as special guest on Spectrum at Law

Spectrum at Law host Jeff Kasky interviewed DLG Attorney Andy Dogali regarding several dozen lawsuits against Disney theme parks over changes to the way they accomodate autistic guests at their parks.  Click here to watch the interview. 


February 23, 2015

Hope Dogali Receives Superhero Award

DLG Attorney Hope Dogali also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of The Children's Home in Tampa.  At this year's annual golf tournament, on February 23, 2015, Hope was given the first-ever "Superhero" award for her relentless contributions of time, effort, and ideas to the tournament and to its surrounding activities.  This year's tournament raised $100,000 and included a live and silent auction and a banquet for the players, their guests, and the dozens of celebrities who participated.


March 9, 2015

Florida commission: Disney discriminated against autistic visitors

A Florida commission that enforces civil rights has determined that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts discriminated against autistic children when the company changed its policies for disabled access to rides and attractions in 2013. Read More


April 9, 2014

Moms File Suit Claiming Disney Parks Unfriendly to Autistic Kids

Six months after Disney unveiled a new program for its guests with disabilities, 14 mothers of children with developmental disorders have filed a suit against Disney for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Read More


April 8, 2014

Disney Sued Over Disability Access Policy

Disney is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit charging that modifications to the company's policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks violate the Americans with Disability Act.  Read More


April 4, 2014

Disabled, Autistic Guests Allege Discrimination by Disney

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, mothers of sixteen children and young adults with developmental disorders including autism, filed suit against the theme park subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Read More


November 20, 2013

Sheriff's Office told state it was protecting driving database

Whenever Clayton Thomas was intrigued by a woman, he wanted to know more about her, and he knew how to find out.  Read More  


November 13, 2013

Pit bull owner challenges Miami-Dade County's ban

A Miami resident and his wife filed suit on Tuesday against Miami-Dade County, alleging the County has unlawfully ordered removal of his pit bull from the County.  Read More


November 13, 2013

Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year

The Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has chosen The Pinellas Auxiliary of The Children's Home, of which both Hope Dogali and Valerie Tolisano are members, to be the recipient of this year's award for:

Philanthropic Service Organization of the Year

Presented to a service organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteerism for the benefit of charitable institutions and a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy.

The Auxiliary is being represented for the award at a luncheon on November 13th at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa.  Hope has been a member of the Auxiliary since 2001, also having served as President from 2007-2011 and co-chairing several of the group's annual fundraising events.  Valerie joined in 2003 and is currently serving as Secretary.  Congratulations to this group of hard working ladies!


November 12, 2013

Deputy's snooping into driving records brings lawsuit

An Ocala woman maintains in a forthcoming lawsuit that a former Marion County Sheriff's deputy violated her civil rights by unlawfully snooping into her driving records.  Read More



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