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Payless ShoeSource Legally-Blind Use of Website ADA Class Action

Does a person with a disability have equal access to a bricks-and-mortar store if he can’t access its website to find out hours of operation or to order goods for pickup? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses take steps so that people with certain disabilities can make equal use of public accommodations.  Read more

Shoes from Payless ShoeSource

Tomas Maier Website Inaccessibility for the Legally Blind ADA Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that the website for Tomas Maier (part of TMAP, LLC) does not permit the use of screen readers, which makes it inaccessible to the visually-impaired. According to the complaint, this is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Read more

Jacket Designed by Tomas Maier for Uniqlo

Escape the Room Website Not Accessible to the Visually Impaired ADA Class Action

The number of legally-blind persons in the US is not insignificant—approximately 8.1 million people, based on the 2010 US Census Bureau Report. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) tries to ensure that the visually impaired, among others with disabilities, can live independently and access whatever they need without help. But the complaint for this class  Read more

Clocktower Room at Escape the Room Facility

Burt’s Bees Website Not Accessible to the Visually-Impaired ADA Class Action

Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that those with disabilities could have full access to public accommodations and live independently, without requiring help for most everyday activities. The complaint for this class action alleges that the Burt’s Bees Products Company violates the ADA because it does not maintain a website that is  Read more

Lid for Burt's Bees Lip Balm

Panasonic Website Access for Visually-Impaired ADA Class Action

This complaint alleges that Panasonic Corporation of North America is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and New York state laws because its website is not usable by visually-impaired or blind people. This is therefore a civil rights complaint.   Read more

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LA Fitness Noncompliance with Americans with Disabilities Act Class Action

Shawn Cheshire is a Paralympic athlete, and although she is blind she exercises often. But the complaint for this class action alleges that LA Fitness gyms do not provide the accessibility they’re supposed to under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines, preventing her from navigating the gym and working out on her own.   Read more

LA Fitness Location

Apex USA Human Trafficking Foreign Worker Exploitation Program Class Action

The US Department of State facilitates a Summer Work Travel Program and a Trainee and Intern Program,  under which foreign students or recent graduates can get a temporary J-1 visa to work in the US. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action claims that some of these young people have been exploited in violation of  Read more

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Toyota Motor Credit Corporation Discrimination Settlement

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) has signed a Consent Order after an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. The two agencies were investigating allegations that TMCC violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act by charging higher interest rates to African-American, Asian, and Pacific Islander car  Read more

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Employment Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s criminal background screening policy violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because it allegedly disproportionately affected African-Americans who applied for employment with WMATA  or WMATA contractors, or who were suspended or terminated by WMATA or WMATA contractors.  Read more

Rutherford Country, Tennessee Probation Settlement

This settlement is the outcome of a civil rights class action brought against Rutherford County, Tennessee and Providence Community Corrections, Inc. The class action alleges that probation practices for traffic and misdemeanor cases in Rutherford County violate federal and state laws and the US Constitution.  Read more