Adam Michaels Authors Law360 Article “A New Way to Fight ADA Web Accessibility Claims…”
HBA Partner Adam Michaels weighs in on Web ADA Accessibility Claims in NY in this Law360 Article.
In a June 4, 2019 ruling, U.S. District Judge Katherine Failla of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York embraced defendant The Kroger Co.’s argument that the changes it made to its website after being named in an Americans with Disabilities Act website accessibility lawsuit were sufficient to (1) bring the website into Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 compliance, (2) moot the ADA claim and (3) deprive the court of subject matter jurisdiction.
This ruling not only provides targets of website accessibility lawsuits in New York an additional tool to combat claims at the motion to dismiss stage, but also promotes accessibility and the policy aims of the ADA by incentivizing website owners to achieve compliance with the WCAG standard quickly.
Read on about it here: A New Way To Fight ADA Web Accessibility Claims In NY