U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Website Accessibility Issue

In a blog post from February of this year, we discussed the case of Robles v. Domino’s Pizza, in which a blind man sued Domino’s in 2016 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) after he was unable to order food from the pizza chain’s website using screen reading technology because the website lacked sufficient software … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Website Accessibility Issue

Court Stresses the Need for a Business to Provide an Accessibility Statement on its Website

In 2018 and 2019, there were approximately 5,000 federal lawsuits filed against hotels, restaurants, stores, and other places of public accommodation alleging that their websites violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  In all likelihood this number of lawsuits will increase in 2020 now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to … Continue reading Court Stresses the Need for a Business to Provide an Accessibility Statement on its Website

Recent Rulings Provide Hope for Business Owners Amidst Rise of Website Accessibility Lawsuits

As we have written about on multiple occasions, public access lawsuits relating to website accessibility under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) have been increasing at a rapid pace.  In fact, 2019 is on pace to have more than 2,000 website accessibility lawsuits, which will be by far the highest number on … Continue reading Recent Rulings Provide Hope for Business Owners Amidst Rise of Website Accessibility Lawsuits

Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations

Over the past several years, we have written extensively about employers’ obligations to make their websites accessible for individuals with visual, hearing and physical impairments.  In the past, we have counseled employers who are considered a “place of public accommodation” (such as a hotel, restaurant, place of recreation, doctor’s office, etc.) to at the very … Continue reading Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations

Courts May Begin to Push Back on ADA Website Claims in 2021

Although many industries were hit hard in 2020, no industry suffered as much as the hospitality industry.  In one bit of good news however, federal courts have begun to push back on lawsuits brought by serial plaintiffs under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) during the last several months based on those … Continue reading Courts May Begin to Push Back on ADA Website Claims in 2021

[Webinar] A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws: Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 1 pm EDT, join Kara M. Maciel and Andrew J. Sommer of Conn Maciel Carey’s national Labor & Employment Practice Group for a complimentary webinar:  “A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws:  Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies“ Businesses continue to be plagued by litigation under the Americans with Disabilities, … Continue reading [Webinar] A Business Primer on Disability Access Laws: Preventive Tools and Defense Strategies

Federal Court in Florida Rules that a Grocery Store Must Make its Website Accessible

Our retail and hospitality clients often ask whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires their websites to be accessible for individuals with disabilities.  Unfortunately, as we have previously explained, there are numerous reasons why there is no clear answer to this question:   While Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals on … Continue reading Federal Court in Florida Rules that a Grocery Store Must Make its Website Accessible

The Growing Confusion and Rising Litigation Threats over Website Accessibility

You own a store and you have a website…does your website and mobile app have to be accessible with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)?  This is a question that many retailers are struggling with especially in light of new aggressive litigation tactics taken by a single plaintiff represented by law firm in Pittsburgh who … Continue reading The Growing Confusion and Rising Litigation Threats over Website Accessibility

Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2021 Labor and Employment Webinar Series

The legal landscape facing employers seems as difficult to navigate as it has ever been.  Keeping track of the ever-changing patchwork of federal, state and local laws governing the workplace may often seem like a full-time job whether you are a human resources professional, in-house attorney or  business owner.  Change appears to be the one … Continue reading Announcing Conn Maciel Carey’s 2021 Labor and Employment Webinar Series