Seyfarth Synopsis: With the recent proliferation of web accessibility demand letters and lawsuits, businesses often ask whether settling a claim with one plaintiff will bar future lawsuits brought by different plaintiffs. One federal judge recently said no.

Plaintiffs Rachel Gniewskowski, R. David New, and Access Now, Inc.—represented by Carlson, Lynch, Kilpela & Sweet—sued retailer Party

By Chris Palamountain

Armed with little more than a form complaint, a list of banks, and a few individuals who are blind, the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania firm of Bruce Carlson of Carlson Lynch LTD has filed at least 16 class action lawsuits in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas.