Five Guys Can't Toss Blind Woman's ADA Suit Over Website

Law360, Los Angeles (July 21, 2017, 6:35 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday told burger chain Five Guys Enterprises LLC that it can’t dodge a putative class action alleging its website’s ordering systems aren’t accessible to blind users in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Plaintiff Lucia Marett, who is legally blind, says Five Guys denies blind individuals the same online access enjoyed by nondisabled customers. She says there are thousands of access barriers that make it difficult or impossible to use their website.

The chain sought to toss the action by arguing that the American with Disabilities Act can only apply to a physical place....

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