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Martinez v. County of Alameda

Ms. Martinez, a blind entrepreneur, sought to file a form in person at Alameda County’s Clerk-Recorder’s Office (“CRO”). While there, Ms. Martinez sought an auxiliary aid or service to assist her in making CRO-required corrections to her Fictitious Business Name Statement (“FBN”) so it could be contemporaneously filed during her visit, a common practice for sighted patrons. Although the CRO was required to give primary consideration to Ms. Martinez’s request for a scribe to make these corrections, the CRO failed to provide any auxiliary aid at all that would have allowed such contemporaneous filing.


Summary

Lisamaria Martinez v. County of Alameda et al.

Public Docket