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Uber Hit With ADA Suit Over Wheelchair Accessibility

Law360, Chicago (October 13, 2016, 10:54 PM EDT) -- A Chicago-based disabilities advocacy group on Thursday sued ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. in Illinois federal court, alleging the travel service is unusable for people who use motorized wheelchairs, violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Access Living of Metropolitian Chicago, along with three individuals, filed suit against Uber alleging that from September 2011 to August 2015, the ride-sharing service only provided 14 rides to those with motorized wheelchairs out of millions of rides given during that time. In a statement, Access Living cited nearly 2 million total Uber rides in Chicago in June 2015 alone.

According to the complaint, users of...

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