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The Ascendency of Accessibility: Surge in Website Lawsuits Continues

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

The proliferation of accessibility lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has not abated. It is well-documented that ADA-related litigation increased by 37% from 2015 to 2016, which is...more

Retailers Seek to Improve Website Accessibility Following Surge of ADA Claims

by Bryan Cave on

Retailers have faced a wave of demand letters and lawsuits recently alleging that their websites are inaccessible in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”), despite the fact that the ADA and its...more

Don’t Get Caught In A Web of Claims: ADA Website Accessibility Claims On The Rise

by Fisher Phillips on

In today’s technology-driven society, retailers are increasingly using the internet to provide information, goods, and services to the public. While having a website is almost a mandatory aspect of operating a retail...more

ADA Website Accessibility Cases Continue to Grow

by Bryan Cave on

An increasing number of retailers are facing lawsuits or threats of lawsuits regarding website accessibility under the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”), despite the fact that the ADA and its implementing regulations do...more

No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

At the beginning of this year, we warned that there would be an uptick in American with Disabilities Act litigation related to website accessibility this year in a post entitled Does My Website Need to be ADA Compliant?  The...more

California Court Grants Summary Judgment in Website Accessibility Case

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As we’ve noted in previous posts, there has been in increase in lawsuits alleging companies have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act because their websites aren’t accessible to the blind. This week, a California...more

Website and Mobile App Accessibility: The DOJ Kicks the Can

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

As experienced retail attorneys, we bring decades of first-hand knowledge dealing with the business and legal issues facing retailers, e-tailers, landlords, owners, developers and prospective purchasers, restaurateurs, and...more

DOJ Postpones Website Accessibility Proceeding: How Businesses Can Prepare in Anticipation of a Lawsuit and How to Maximize Your...

by Perkins Coie on

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has once again postponed its proceeding to amend regulations that would spell out the obligations of retailers, hotels, restaurants, places of entertainment and other businesses to make their...more

As Website/Mobile Accessibility Regulations Near Completion, Plaintiffs' Firms Target Retailers

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Retailers and other companies are coming under attack by plaintiffs’ law firms alleging that their websites and mobile applications do not comply with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act...more

New Urgent Question: Does Your Website Accommodate Disabled Users?

Your business, school or enterprise has an obligation under the law to accommodate handicapped people in accessing your facilities. As more business moves to the Web, the U.S. Justice Department is increasingly finding that...more

Does Your Website or Mobile App Discriminate?

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Are you confident that your business complies with federal anti-discrimination laws? If you offer goods or services to the public through the Internet, the answer may not be as simple as you think. Increasingly, lawsuits...more

District Judge Rules That Website Must Accommodate the Disabled

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Clients who distribute their products or services, in large part, through the use of the Internet should take note of a recent federal court decision under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If followed in other...more

Employment Law - January 2015

U.S. Supreme Court: Security Screenings Not Compensable - Why it matters: In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that the time spent by...more

Advertising Law - December 2014 #4

Privacy Authorities to App Marketplaces: Post Links to Privacy Policies - An international coalition of 23 privacy regulators released a plea to app marketplaces to act like “a responsible corporate citizen” and make...more

The Next Frontier in ADA Litigation: Website and App Access for the Disabled

For the last several years, consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping as an alternative to traditional "brick and mortar" stores. Some reports showed that "Cyber Monday" sales figures beat out those for "Black...more

‘Tis the (Retail) Season, Part III: Five Tips for Hiring Seasonal Workers

It’s that time of year once again! Retailers are gearing up for the holidays and hiring seasonal workers in droves. Unfortunately, the flurry of activity and the common misperception that seasonal workers have a different...more

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