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  • Circuit Courts Split on Standing to Sue in ADA Title III Website Accessibility Claims

    On standing to sue under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), two U.S. Circuit Courts have arrived at opposite conclusions where the plaintiffs did not allege any concrete injury and said they had no intention of visiting the hotels whose websites were the subject of their accessibility lawsuits. The courts based their... Continue Reading
    April 20, 2022
  • Justice Department Breaks its Silence Regarding Website Accessibility

    The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA (the “Guidance”) regarding website accessibility under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Title III”).  The Guidance explains at a high-level how state and local governments (entities covered by Title II of the ADA) and places of public accommodation (entities covered... Continue Reading
    March 22, 2022
  • Federal Disability Discrimination Law Does Not Require Websites Be Accessible, Appeals Court Holds

    A website is not a “place of public accommodation” and an inaccessible website is not necessarily equal to the denial of goods or services, a federal appeals court has held in a groundbreaking decision on disability discrimination under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., No. 17-13467 (11th Cir. Apr.... Continue Reading
    April 12, 2021
  • Federal Disability Discrimination Law Does Not Require Websites Be Accessible, Appeals Court Holds

    A website is not a “place of public accommodation” and an inaccessible website is not necessarily equal to the denial of goods or services, a federal appeals court has held in a groundbreaking decision on disability discrimination under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., No. 17-13467 (11th Cir. Apr. 7,...… Continue Reading
    April 9, 2021