List of Web Accessibility-Related Litigation and Settlements

This page lists a number of lawsuits and settlements which relate directly to web accessibility. Each case is listed with its plaintiff(s), defendant(s), the year in which it occured, and an URL at which you can find out more details. This list may already be out of date. I’ll try to keep it current.

Plaintiff(s) Defendant(s) Year Citation
CCB, et al. Bank of America 2000 http://lflegal.com/2000/03…
NFB HDVest, Intuit, HR& Block, Gilman & Ciocia 2000 http://www.ct.gov/AG…
NFB AOL 2000 http://www.bc.edu/dam…
Bay State Council of the Blind Fleet Bank 2001 http://lflegal.com/2001/02…/
CCB, Florida Council of the Blind Washington Mutual 2002 http://lflegal.com/2002/01…
Martin MARTA 2002 http://www.sedbtac.org…
Bay State Council of the Blind Sovereign Bank 2002 http://lflegal.com/2002/11…
NFB Pennsylvania First Union 2003 http://lflegal.com/2003/01…
NY AG Ramada Inn & Priceline 2004 http://www.ag.ny.gov/…
Access Now, Gumson, et al Southwest Airlines 2004 http://www.icdri.org…
ACB La Salle 2005 http://lflegal.com/2005/05…
NFB Target 2006 http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=357
La Marca Capella 2006 http://chronicle.com…
Latif Project Management Institute 2006 http://www.out-law.com/page-7692
NFB State of Texas 2007 http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=140
NFB Amazon 2007 http://www.icdri.org…
ACB, AFB, CCB Radio Shack 2007 http://lflegal.com/2007/05…
Pierc, Byrne Bank One 2008 http://lflegal.com/2003/06…/
ACB, CCB Experian/ Equifax/ TransUnion 2008 http://lflegal.com/2008/04…
Thompson Sutter Health 2008 http://www.sutterhealth.org…
ACB, AFB, CCB Rite Aid 2008 http://lflegal.com/2008/04…
Smith, Lewkowicz Expedia.com, Hotels.com 2009 http://www.internetretailer.com/2009/01/27…
NFB LSAC 2009 http://www.law.com…
ACB, AFB, CCB Staples 2009 http://lflegal.com/2009/04…
NFB, ACB Arizona State/ Princeton, Reed, Pace, Darden School of
Business and Case Western
2009 http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=449
ACB, AFB, CCB CVS Caremark 2009 http://lflegal.com/2009/07…
NFB SBA 2009 http://www.icdri.org/Press/NFB_SBA09.htm
US DoJ City of Port St. Lucie, FL 2009 http://www.ada.gov…
NFB SSA 2009 http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=463&SnID=24278539
State of NY HSBC 2009 http://www.ag.ny.gov…
NFB Dept. of Ed 2009 http://www.reuters.com…
CCB Jet Blue Airways 2010 http://lflegal.com/2010/10…
NFB Penn State University 2010 http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=702
ACB American Cancer Society 2011 http://lflegal.com/2011/02…
NFB Disney 2011 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02…
ACB, CCB, Bay State Council of the Blind MLB 2011 http://lflegal.com/2010/02…
Cullen Netflix 2011 http://www.doncullen.net… [PDF]
NFB New York University (NYU) 2011 http://www.nfb.org/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=771
NFB Northwestern University 2011 http://www.nfb.org/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=771
NFB Montgomery County MD 2011 http://www.nfb.org/NewsBot.asp? MODE=VIEW&ID=793&SnID=432951688
NFB Florida State University 2012 http://nfb.org/node/931
NFB/ Sebastian Ibanez Maricopa Community College District 2012 http://finance.yahoo.com/news…
Donna Jodhan Government of Canada 2012 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com…
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One Comment

  • jimtobias
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:15 am   Permalink

    This is great — I’d like to see if being used and expanded, to develop an advocacy resource for consumers and attorneys. For example, if someone with a legal background (not necessarily formal) could review each decision and pick out the salient points, it’d simplify some of the legal research necessary for still more lawsuits. (BTW, is there an accessibility law project that could take this on?)

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