Case Study: Nat'l Association For The Deaf V. Netflix
July 13, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT
Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT) -- On June 19, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held, in National Association for the Deaf, et al. v. Netflix Inc., that Netflix’s online video-streaming service, known as “Watch Instantly,” qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act as a “place of public accommodation” obligated not to discriminate against the disabled.
This decision extends an existing circuit split regarding the ADA’s applicability to Internet-based businesses, and should prompt all companies and organizations providing services via the Internet or selling goods online to consider...