Flip-Flopping Arguments Can't Save Kohl's From ADA Row
Law360 (June 6, 2018, 9:45 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday refused to allow Kohl’s Corp. to escape a woman’s claim that the department stores’ layout does not comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, saying the dismissal of a related suit does not mean she can’t sue on her own.
In denying the company’s motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman rejected Kohl’s argument that plaintiff Patricia Thomas’ claims that the stores’ inaccessible aisles, counters, restrooms, fitting rooms and outside parking spaces violated the ADA had already been adjudicated through a suit filed by an advocacy group she belonged to.
Thomas was originally a...
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