By Minh Vu

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Businesses get another win in a lawsuit demanding gift cards with Braille.

Yesterday, Magistrate Judge Stewart Aaron in the Southern District of New York issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that District Judge Gardephe grant Foot Locker’s motion to dismiss a boilerplate complaint in which the blind plaintiff alleged that the retailer had violated the
Continue Reading Another New York Judge Says the ADA Does Not Require Braille Gift Cards

By Minh Vu and Michael Steinberg

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a first-in-the-nation decision, Judge Gregory Woods of the Southern District of New York ruled that Title III does not require public accommodations to manufacture or sell Braille gift cards.

It has been a gloomy month for businesses that (ordinarily) open their doors to the public, but there was a small bright
Continue Reading Businesses Get Early Victory in Lawsuit Demanding Braille Gift Cards

By Minh N. Vu

Seyfarth synopsis:  ADA Title III lawsuits flooded federal courts in 2019 and will likely continue to do so in 2020 with new theories for the courts to consider. 

We are still tallying up the end-of-year numbers, but the number of ADA Title III lawsuits filed in federal courts by the end of November 2019 (10,206) exceeded
Continue Reading ADA Title III Litigation: A 2019 Review and Hot Trends for 2020