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The chance of future DOJ investigations justifies companies’ reviews of customer-oriented websites and apps for accessibility.
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The Department of Justice takes the position that websites are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More claims are being filed by plaintiffs targeting retailers whose websites are inaccessible to consumers...more
By now, most lawyers are aware that Title III of the ADA applies to activities of an entity whose operations "affect commerce" and is a "place of public accommodation" as defined by statute. 42 U.S.C. § 12181(7)(A)-(L)....more
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In a case that received national attention, on February 26, 2014, a Florida District Court of Appeal held that a plaintiff’s comments to his daughter regarding a settlement with his former employer and his daughter’s...more
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Two recent decisions involving Netflix again raise the question of whether all online business activities are covered by the public accommodation requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") or...more
At the intersection of social media and law today is whether employers can or should ask job candidates for their Facebook login information as part of the interview process or force candidates or employees to “Friend”...more
When the requirement that broadcasters have an antidiscrimination provision in their advertising contracts became effective, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau issued a Fact Sheet that stated that broadcasters needed to make sure...more
In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the...more
Last week, we wrote about the new requirement for a nondiscrimination clause in all broadcast advertising contracts. In the new license renewal applications, broadcasters must certify that they do not discriminate in the sale...more
In Holmes v. Petrovich Development Company, plaintiff Gina Holmes sued her former employer for sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, violation of the right to privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional...more
At the preliminary injunction hearing in this matter (see related documents), the court asked for further guidance on the issue of fair use as a defense to trademark infringement in the context of domain names.
As of July...more
Brief by the owners of Pissedconsumer.com in opposition to the motion by Ascentive, LLC for a preliminary injunction censoring consumer complaints about the company on the website.
As of July 2011, the court had not ruled...more
Answer and counterclaim by the owners of PissedConsumer.com in the lawsuit brought by Ascentive, LLC to censor consumer complaints posted on the PissedConsumer.com website....more
On July 7, 2009, in the ongoing saga involving the ability of employees to use their employer's e-mail systems for union-related activities, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a portion of the National Labor Relations...more
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