11th Circ. Revives Blind Man's Dunkin' Donuts ADA Suit

Law360 (July 31, 2018, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Dunkin' Donuts can't escape a blind man's lawsuit alleging the chain is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by maintaining a website that isn't compatible with screen-reading software, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday.

Plaintiff Dennis Haynes is blind and relies on special software to use the internet. He sued Dunkin' Donuts after unsuccessful attempts to go to www.dunkindonuts.com. The company's website was not compatible with his, or any, screen-reading software, his operative complaint alleges.

A district court judge tossed the suit earlier this year, finding that the Florida man didn't show a "nexus" between his inability to use the website and...

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