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June 26, 2018

If you or your company conducts business in whole or in part using a website, there is a federal law you must comply with to avoid potentially costly litigation. In this regard, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (which renders decisions that are binding in Florida, Georgia and Alabama) recently decided a case involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, (“ADA”), accessibility requirements for websites. The case is part of an increasing number of ADA lawsuits being initiated against businesses with non-accessible websites.

Dennis Haynes v. Hooters of America, LLC (http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201713170.pdf) was decided on June 19, 2018.  Mr. Haynes, the plaintiff in the trial court, appealed the dismissal of his case based upon a finding that his claims were moot.  Mr. Haynes is blind and, as such, is disabled within the meaning of the ADA. He uses Screen Reader Software, specifically, JAWS Screen Reader Software to navigate and read websites. Hooters operates...

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