How A Fla. Ruling Ignited A Surge In Online ADA Suits

By Nathan Hale (July 20, 2018, 6:25 PM EDT) -- In the year since a Florida federal judge became the first to find that a company's website violated a visually impaired customer's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ruling has been both an inspiration and "bully stick," spurring a surge in litigation that attorneys say could wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr.'s decision in June 2017 against Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and in favor of blind advocate and Paralympian Juan Carlos Gil did not answer all of the pressing issues and lacks binding authority on other courts, but it has had a...

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