Lynn Calkins

Lynn Calkins

Holland & Knight LLP

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Court Says "Porch-Like Structures" Do Not Violate ADA

In an important decision for retailers and other public accommodations, the Tenth Circuit overturned a lower court decision requiring that every "porch-like" entrance to Hollister retail establishments be remediated to be...more

9/8/2014 - ADA Corporate Counsel Disability Disability Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

DOJ Regulation Proposes New Closed Captioning Requirements

The Department of Justice has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will establish new closed captioning requirements for movie theaters. This proposed rule has been issued under Title III of the Americans with...more

8/4/2014 - ADA Closed Captioning Disability Disability Discrimination DOJ Title III

FCC Regulations On Phone Call Captioning Held To Be Arbitrary and Capricious

On June 20, 2014, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated two FCC regulations on phone call captioning technology designed for the hearing impaired, holding that the rules were made arbitrarily and capriciously in violation...more

6/23/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act CaptionCall Disability FCC Technology

The New ADA Design and Construction Issue: Website Accessibility

- The DOJ has indicated that it plans on issuing a separate regulation to address website accessibility. However, no official action has been taken since it first sought comments on its proposal for addressing website...more

6/18/2014 - ADA DOJ Public Comment Website Accessibility Website Design Websites

No Judicial Review of FTC Jurisdiction until the Agency Takes a Final Action

Companies that handle personal data may need to litigate an FTC enforcement action to its conclusion before a court will review the Commission's jurisdiction to commence the enforcement action in the first place....more

6/3/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Enforcement Enforcement Actions FTC HIPAA Jurisdiction

Further Clarification On The Constitutionality Of Exported Coal Reclamation Fee Is Delayed

The D.C. Circuit has decided against ruling on the substance of whether the Abandoned Mine Land reclamation fee and the regulatory methods the Office of Surface Mining uses to collect it on exported coal create an...more

5/28/2014 - Abandoned Property Bureau of Land Management Coal Coal Industry Coal Mines Coal River Exports Mining Mining Tax Reclamation

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