Following the recent decision by the Supreme Court, will credit unions now see another wave of lawsuits alleging their websites are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
It’s possible, assert legal analysts, who say to what extent there is any increase in the number of cases targeting credit unions will depend on decisions in appeals courts across the country. As CUToday.info has extensively reported, credit unions have been hit with numerous lawsuits alleging their websites violate the ADA.
The primary issue is whether a website is a public accommodation and must accessible to everyone, including the blind.
As CUToday.info has also reported, the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Domino’s Pizza and has left to stand a lower court decision that ADA requirements also apply to websites and mobile applications. In a decision earlier this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held ADA liability does not violate the 14th Amendment, and that Domino’s had received fair notice that its website and app must comply with ADA.
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