ADA Compliance For Financial Institutions In The Crosshairs

Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 9:56 AM EST) -- David Baris

Margo H.K. Tank

Lori J. Sommerfield During the second half of 2016, numerous financial institutions of all sizes began receiving demand letters from plaintiffs firms representing disabled individuals and seeking settlements for violations of website accessibility standards related to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.). These demand letters follow on the heels of similar demand letters sent to retail establishments, restaurants, hotels and other businesses during the past two to three years.[1]

As discussed below, these demand letters continue a recent trend of stepped up enforcement of the ADA by...

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