Attorneys Duffy and Miller file Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of the Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Services in support of the HowardCenter

On January 31, Attorneys Duffy and Miller filed an Amicus Curiae brief with the Vermont Supreme Court on behalf of the Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Services in support of the Appellee, HowardCenter. The issue on appeal by the South Burlington School District is whether an interior renovation permit was improperly granted for work to be done to open a much-needed methadone treatment clinic in South Burlington. The brief outlined Vermont Council’s concern that reversal of the Environmental Court’s and the South Burlington Development Review Board’s decision could ultimately be discriminatory against HowardCenter and its patients under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Vermont Council of Developmental and Mental Health Services is composed of sixteen community-based members who are private, nonprofit providers of developmental and behavioral health care services located throughout Vermont.

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