Disney Theme Park Class Settlement Finally Gets Judge's OK

Law360, Los Angeles (January 25, 2013, 9:20 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Friday granted final approval to a class action settlement requiring Walt Disney Parks & Resorts U.S. Inc. to make its theme parks more accessible to the visually impaired, finding the parties had resolved due-process concerns that had stymied the deal.

Class representatives and Disney had struggled for months to modify the original settlement agreement to allow class members to opt out in order to preserve their right to bring individual suits for damages. The country’s largest member organization for the blind, the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cari Shields et al v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Other


Dolly M. Gee

Date Filed

August 5, 2010

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