Over the past year there has been an increase in lawsuits brought by plaintiffs firms and advocacy groups, as well as an increase in filing mills that are issuing thousands of demand letters to businesses with a web presence.The Economist recently published an article discussing these filing mills: “Peter Strojnik, a lawyer in Phoenix, has [...]
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The DOJ announced that they are entering into an agreement with Ahold U.S.A. Inc. as well as Peapod LLC, to repair apparent ADA violations. The major corporation is a leading provider of groceries online, serving over 23 million customers in the District of Columbia, East Coast, and Midwest states. The settlement was put into place to resolve the Department of […]

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H&R Block and many other corporations have fallen victim to lawsuits regarding website compliance. As special interest groups partner with highly aggressive and opportunistic attorneys seeking to rake in substantial settlement fees by pushing through the courts countless lawsuits under the umbrella of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), companies need to be protected.   […]

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Charles Schwab, a leading provider in the financial industry, recently settled an accessibility dispute over their website. The claims came from long time customer Kit Lau.  Lau, a visually impaired customer alleged the company’s website was inaccessible to low vision, blind or cognitively challenged users.After a yearlong battle, in 2011 both parties agreed to enter […]

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March 15, 2007- Disability Rights Advocates along with the National Federation of the Blind reached a settlement with Amazon.com. The dispute arose over the accessibility of the major online retail company’s website. Under the agreement, Amazon will take necessary steps to make its site, along with numerous other affiliated company websites, accessible to individuals having […]

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