Blind Woman's Suit Over BB&T Automatic Tellers Survives

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge denied Branch Banking and Trust Co.'s attempt to dismiss a proposed class action over ATMs that don't meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards for blind users, rejecting on Wednesday arguments that the plaintiff did not have standing.

U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. refused BB&T’s dismissal motion, saying the plaintiff had established individual standing and that the question of the potential class' standing would be postponed until later in the litigation.

Plaintiff Empish Thomas filed the suit in February 2013, alleging...
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Case Information

Case Title

Thomas v. Branch Banking and Trust Company

Case Number



Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Americans with Disabilities - Other


Timothy C. Batten, Sr

Date Filed

February 27, 2013

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