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Will Trump DOJ side with disabled plaintiffs in ADA website suits?

(Reuters) – Businesses are not at all happy about a boom in suits by disabled consumers who claim corporate websites are insufficiently accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. These cases have mushroomed since 2015. Disabled plaintiffs, many of them represented by the same handful of firms, filed 240 suits ... Read More

Justice Department Settles with Restaurant that Refused Veteran with Service Dog

The Justice Department reached an agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the When Pigs Fly BBQ Pit restaurant in Westfield, New York to resolve a complaint under title III of the ADA. The Department’s investigation found that the restaurant discriminated against a veteran with PTSD when it refused to ... Read More

Websites are the next frontier of ADA compliance

Since 1990, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has required places of public accommodation to meet certain standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities. The traditional definition of “places of public accommodation” – stores, schools, offices, etc. – has largely remained unchanged since the ADA’s enactment. However, ... Read More

UPS agrees to $2 million settlement in disability discrimination lawsuit

UPS has agreed to pay a total of $2 million to nearly 90 current and former employees to resolve a national disability discrimination lawsuit that challenged the company’s maximum leave policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by the EEOC in 2009 in Chicago federal ... Read More

Omaha Steaks among companies facing ADA compliance lawsuits over websites

Legal experts are calling it the next frontier when it comes to business compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: the Internet. Lawsuits are proliferating against business websites — civil suits citing lack of compliance with the law requiring companies to not discriminate against people with disabilities. In brick-and-mortar cases ... Read More
64 lawsuits in two months: Are recent ADA suits “drive-by” litigation or a tool to help the disabled?

64 lawsuits in two months: Are recent ADA suits “drive-by” litigation or a tool to help the disabled?

A gubernatorial appointee who chairs the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council has filed dozens of lawsuits against small businesses over the past two months claiming they violate federal disability laws. The 64 lawsuits filed so far by Mellisa Umphenour of Arvada are nearly identical in content and scope to scores of ... Read More

5 Steps to Make Sure Your Website Is ADA-Compliant

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. Most people are familiar with the physical accommodations businesses make, such as automatic door openers and wheelchair ramps. But the ADA applies to the virtual world as well. Under the law, websites should ... Read More

Websites are the next frontier of ADA compliance

Since 1990, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has required places of public accommodation to meet certain standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities. The traditional definition of “places of public accommodation” – stores, schools, offices, etc. – has largely remained unchanged since the ADA’s enactment. However, ... Read More