Starbucks Can't Wipe Out ADA Suit Over High Counters

Law360, Los Angeles (August 27, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. on Monday lost all but a portion of a motion to dismiss a putative class action in California federal court accusing the coffee behemoth of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act with counters in its stores that are too high for a person in a wheelchair to reach.

U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson is allowing the class, led by four quadriplegics, to pursue its claims against Starbucks stores built before 2005, when the company changed its policy about the counter design, according to...
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