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 occurred, 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 This list may already be out of date.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.

Year Plaintiff(s) Defendant(s) Citation
2000 NFB AOL http://www.bc.edu/dam/files/schools/…
2000 Brown, et al Bank of America http://lflegal.com/2000/03…
2000 NFB, et al. HDVest, Intuit, H & R Block, and Gilman & Ciocia http://www.ct.gov/AG/cwp/view…
2000 Bruce Lindsay Maguire Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games https://www.humanrights.gov.au/bruce…
2001 Bay State Council of the Blind, et al. Fleet Bank http://lflegal.com/2001/02…
2002 Martin MARTA http://www.sedbtac.org/ed/whats…
2002 Bay State Council of the Blind, et al. Sovereign Bank http://lflegal.com/2002/11…
2002 Martinez, et al. Washington Mutual http://lflegal.com/2002/01…
2003 Kelly Pierce, Anna Byrne Bank One http://lflegal.com/2003/06…
2003 US Dept. Of Education CSU Fullerton http://dspssolutions.org/media…[PDF]
2003 Carmelle, et al First Union http://lflegal.com/2003/01…
2004 US DOJ Butler County, MO http://www.ada.gov/butlersa.htm
2004 US DOJ Carpinteria http://www.ada.gov/carpinteria.htm
2004 US DOJ Cheshire County, NH http://www.ada.gov/cheshire.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Bend, OR http://www.ada.gov/bendor.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Burton, MI http://www.ada.gov/burtonsa.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Coral Gables http://www.ada.gov/CoralGablesSA.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Davenport, IA http://www.ada.gov/DavenportSA.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Frederick, MD http://www.ada.gov/fredericksa.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Gallup, NM http://www.ada.gov/gallupnm.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Green Bay, WI http://www.ada.gov/GreenBaySA.htm
2004 US DOJ City of San Luis Obispo http://www.ada.gov/sanluis.htm
2004 US DOJ City of San Rafael, CA http://www.ada.gov/SanRafaelSA.htm
2004 US DOJ City of Suffolk, VA http://www.ada.gov/suffolkva.htm
2004 US DOJ County of Cape May, NJ http://www.ada.gov/capemaysa.htm
2004 US DOJ Deschutes County, OR http://www.ada.gov/deschutessa.htm
2004 US DOJ Highland County, OH http://www.ada.gov/highlandsa.htm
2004 US DOJ Jeffersonville, IN http://www.ada.gov/jeffersonvillesa.htm
2004 US DOJ Lafayette County, FL http://www.ada.gov/lafayettefl.htm
2004 US DOJ Minnehaha, SD http://www.ada.gov/minnehahasa.htm
2004 US DOJ Missoula County, MT http://www.ada.gov/missoula.htm
2004 New York State Ramada Inn, Priceline http://www.ag.ny.gov/media…
2004 Access Now, Gumson, et al Southwest Airlines http://www.icdri.org/legal/swa…
2004 US DOJ Taos County, NM http://www.ada.gov/TaosSA.htm
2004 US DOJ The City and Borough of Juneau, AK http://www.ada.gov/JuneauSA.htm
2004 US DOJ Town of Brunswick, ME http://www.ada.gov/BrunswickSA.htm
2004 US DOJ Town of Fountain Hills, AZ http://www.ada.gov/FountainHillsSA.htm
2004 US DOJ Town of Vail CO http://www.ada.gov/VailSA.htm
2004 US DOJ Vail Recreation District http://www.ada.gov/VailRecSA.htm
2004 US DOJ Washington County, UT http://www.ada.gov/washcout.htm
2005 US DOJ Ada County, ID http://www.ada.gov/adaidsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Allen County, IN http://www.ada.gov/allensa.htm
2005 US DOJ Amarillo, TX http://www.ada.gov/amarillotxsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Barnstable County, MA http://www.ada.gov/barnstableMApca.htm
2005 US DOJ Billings, MT http://www.ada.gov/BillingsMTpca.htm
2005 US DOJ Birmingham, AL http://www.ada.gov/birminghamalsa.htm
2005 La Marca Capella http://chronicle.com/art…
2005 US DOJ City of Durham, NC http://www.ada.gov/DurhamNCpca.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Fontana, CA http://www.ada.gov/FontanaCApca06.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Gary, IN http://www.ada.gov/garysa.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Hutchinson, KS http://www.ada.gov/hutchinsonks.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Memphis, TN http://www.ada.gov/memphistnsa.htm
2005 US DOJ City of North Las Vegas, NV http://www.ada.gov/northlasvegasNMpca.html
2005 US DOJ City of Omaha, NE http://www.ada.gov/omahanesa.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Providence, RI http://www.ada.gov/providencerisa.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Sedona, AZ http://www.ada.gov/sedona.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Tucson, AZ http://www.ada.gov/tucsonazsa.htm
2005 US DOJ City of Waukegan, IL http://www.ada.gov/waukegasa.htm
2005 US DOJ County of Maui, HI http://www.ada.gov/mauisa.htm
2005 US DOJ Crittenden County, AR http://www.ada.gov/crittendensa.htm
2005 US DOJ Florence County, SC http://www.ada.gov/florencesc.htm
2005 US DOJ Hartford, CT http://www.ada.gov/hartfordctsa.htm
2005 ACB, et al. LaSalle Bank http://lflegal.com/2005/05…
2005 US DOJ Laurens County, SC http://www.ada.gov/laurensscsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Loudoun County, VA http://www.ada.gov/loudounvasa.htm
2005 US DOJ Madison County, TN http://www.ada.gov/madisontnsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Miami, FL http://www.ada.gov/miamiflsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Monroe County, NY http://www.ada.gov/monroenysa.htm
2005 US DOJ Monroe County, PA http://www.ada.gov/monroecountypa.htm
2005 US DOJ Paterson, NJ http://www.ada.gov/patersonnjsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Prince Georges County, MD http://www.ada.gov/princegeorgesmdsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Springhill, LA http://www.ada.gov/SpringhillLApca.htm
2005 US DOJ St. Louis County, MN http://www.ada.gov/stlouismnsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Washington County, ME http://www.ada.gov/washingtonmesa.htm
2005 US DOJ Webb County, TX http://www.ada.gov/webbtxsa.htm
2005 US DOJ Will County, IL http://www.ada.gov/willilsa.htm
2006 US DOJ Arlington County, VA http://www.ada.gov/arlingsa.htm
2006 US DOJ Daviess County, KY Public Library District http://www.ada.gov/DaviessCountyLibKYpca.htm
2006 US DOJ Kanawha County, WV http://www.ada.gov/kanawhawvsa.htm
2006 US DOJ Kanawha Parks and Recreation, West Virginia http://www.ada.gov/kanawhawvparkssa.htm
2006 US DOJ Metro 911 of Kanawha County, WV http://www.ada.gov/kanawhawv911sa.htm
2006 US DOJ Newark, NJ http://www.ada.gov/NewarkNJpca.htm
2006 US DOJ Shreveport, LA http://www.ada.gov/shreveportlasa.htm
2007 NFB Amazon http://www.icdri.org/News/Am…
2007 US DOJ Pike County Health Dept. http://www.ada.gov/pike_co_health.htm
2007 US DOJ Pike County Public Library District http://www.ada.gov/pike_co_library.htm
2007 Sam Latif PMI http://www.out-law.com/page-7692
2007 ACB, et al. Radio Shack http://lflegal.com/2007/05…
2007 NFB State of TX http://www.nfb.org/nfb/NewsB…
2008 ACB, et al. Equifax, Experian, Trans Union http://lflegal.com/2008/04…
2008 US DOJ Gadsden, AL http://www.ada.gov/gadsden…
2008 US DOJ Pike County, KY http://www.ada.gov/pike…
2008 ACB, et al. Rite Aid http://lflegal.com/2008/04…
2008 NFB State of Arkansas https://nfb.org/node/1127
2008 Thompson Sutter Health http://www.sutterhealth.org/abo…
2008 US DOJ Town of Vian, OK http://www.ada.gov/vian/viansa.htm
2009 NFB, ACB Arizona State/ Princeton, Reed, Pace, Darden School of Business and Case Western https://nfb.org/nfb/NewsBo…
2009 US DOJ Atlanta, GA http://www.ada.gov/atlanta…
2009 US DOJ Chautauqua County, NY http://www.ada.gov/chaut…
2009 US DOJ City of Niagra Falls, NY http://www.ada.gov/niagara…
2009 US DOJ City of Poplarville, Mississippi http://www.ada.gov/poplarville…
2009 US DOJ City of Port St. Lucie, FL http://www.ada.gov/st_lucie…
2009 ACB, et al. CVS http://lflegal.com/2009/07…
2009 Smith Expedia, Hotels.com https://www.internetretailer.com/2009/01/27…
2009 US DOJ Fargo, ND http://www.ada.gov/fargo…
2009 US DOJ Fayette County, PA http://www.ada.gov/fayette…
2009 US DOJ Glynn County, GA http://www.ada.gov/glynn_co…
2009 US DOJ Gregg County, TX http://www.ada.gov/gregg…
2009 New York State HSBC http://www.ag.ny.gov/media…
2009 US DOJ LaPorte County, IN http://www.ada.gov/laporte…
2009 NFB, et al. SSA https://nfb.org/node/1110
2009 ACB, et al. Staples http://lflegal.com/2009/04…
2009 NFB US Department of Education https://nfb.org/node/980
2009 US DOJ Village of Midlothian, IL http://www.ada.gov/midothian…
2009 US DOJ Wilmington, NC http://www.ada.gov/wilmington…
2010 US DOJ City of Muskegon, MI http://www.ada.gov/muskegon…
2010 US DOJ City of Newport, RI http://www.ada.gov/newport…
2010 US DOJ County of Wilson, NC http://www.ada.gov/wilsonco…
2010 US DOJ Fort Meyers, FL http://www.ada.gov/ft_myers…
2010 US DOJ Hilton http://www.ada.gov/hilton/hilton.htm
2010 CCB Jet Blue http://lflegal.com/2010/10…
2010 US DOJ Lancaster County, PA http://www.ada.gov/lancaster…
2010 ACB, et al. Major League Baseball (MLB) http://lflegal.com/2010/02…
2010 US DOJ McNeese State University http://www.ada.gov/mcneese.htm
2010 Elder, Blackfield, Witwer NCBE https://nfb.org/node/1054
2010 US DOJ Pearl River County, Mississippi http://www.ada.gov/pearl…
2010 US DOJ QuikTrip http://www.ada.gov/quiktrip…
2010 US DOJ Smyth County, VA http://www.ada.gov/smyth…
2010 US DOJ St. Clair County, IL http://www.ada.gov/stclare…
2010 US DOJ The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS http://www.ada.gov/wyandotte…
2010 US DOJ Town of Pomfref http://www.ada.gov/pomfret…
2011 ACB, et al. American Cancer Society http://lflegal.com/2011/02…
2011 US DOJ CBS Broadcasting, The Price is Right http://www.ada.gov/price-is-right.htm
2011 US DOJ City of Des Moines, IA and City of Des Moines, IA Public Library http://www.ada.gov/des_moines…
2011 US DOJ City of Independence, KS http://www.ada.gov/independence…
2011 US DOJ City of Madison, WI http://www.ada.gov/madison…
2011 US DOJ Daviess County, KY http://www.ada.gov/daviess…
2011 NFB Disney http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02…
2011 US DOJ Fairfax County, VA http://www.ada.gov/fairfax…
2011 NFB, et al. Florida State University (FSU) https://nfb.org/node/938
2011 NFB, et al. LSAC http://www.ada.gov/LSAC.htm
2011 NFB Montgomery County, MD https://nfb.org/node/996
2011 US DOJ Montgomery County, MD and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission http://www.ada.gov/montgomery…
2011 NFB New York University (NYU) https://nfb.org/NewsBot…
2011 US DOJ Norfolk County, MA http://www.ada.gov/norfolk…
2011 NFB Northwestern University http://www.nfb.org/Ne…
2011 NFB Penn State https://nfb.org/node/958
2011 NFB Ticketmaster https://nfb.org/node/993
2011 US DOJ Town of Swansea, MA http://www.ada.gov/swansea…
2011 NFB Travelocity https://nfb.org/node/1006
2011 US DOJ Upshur County, TX http://www.ada.gov/upshur…
2011 US DOJ Van Buren County, AR http://www.ada.gov/van_buren…
2011 US DOJ Warrenton, VA http://www.ada.gov/warrenton…
2012 US DOJ Cavaliers Operating Company (Quicken Loans) http://www.ada.gov/cavaliers.htm
2012 Kit Lau Charles Schwab http://lflegal.com/2012/05…
2012 US DOJ City of Kansas City, MO http://www.ada.gov/Kansas…
2012 US DOJ City of North Adams, MA http://www.ada.gov/fort-morgan…
2012 US DOJ City of Wills Point, TX http://www.ada.gov/wills-point…
2012 Donna Jodhan Government of Canada http://www.winnipegfreepress.com…
2012 US DOJ Humboldt, KS http://www.ada.gov/humboldt…
2012 National Association of the Deaf Netflix http://nad.org/news/2012/10/netflix…
2012 US DOJ Providence, RI http://www.ada.gov/providence…
2012 US DOJ Randolph County, GA http://www.ada.gov/randolph-co…
2012 US DOJ Schuylkill County, PA http://www.ada.gov/schuylkill…
2013 BSCB, et al. Bank of America http://lflegal.com/2013/03…
2013 US DOJ City of Fort Morgan, CO http://www.ada.gov/fort-morgan…
2013 US DOJ City of West Columbia, SC http://www.ada.gov/west-columbia…
2013 US DOJ Jacksonville, FL http://www.ada.gov/jacksonville…
2013 US DOJ Louisiana Tech University http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…
2013 NFB Monster.com https://nfb.org/monstercom…
2013 US DOJ Newseum http://www.ada.gov/newseum…
2013 Bazyn, Brown, et al. Safeway http://lflegal.com/2013/12…
2013 US Dept. Of Education South Carolina Technical College System http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/civil-rights…
2013 US DOJ Stewart County, GA http://www.ada.gov/stewart…
2013 US DOJ Town of Poestenkill, NY http://www.ada.gov/poestenkill…
2013 Jaulus, et al. University of California, Berkeley http://www.dralegal.org…[PDF]
2013 NFB, et al. US Customs and Border Patrol http://news.sys-con.com…
2013 US Dept. Of Education Virtual Community School of Ohio http://www2.ed.gov/documents…[DOC]
2013 ACB, et al. Weight Watchers http://lflegal.com/2013/06…
2014 State of New York  TD Bank, Capital One, M&T Bank, New York Community Bank, Valley National Bank, Ponce de Leon Federal Bank,
Emigrant Savings Bank, Banco Popular, Dime Savings Bank, Flushing Savings Bank, Northfield Savings, and
Hudson Valley Bank.
http://ocfs.ny.gov/main…
2014 NFB eBay https://nfb.org/ebay…
2014 US DOJ Florida State University (FSU) http://www.justice.gov/opa…
2014 ACB, et al. GSA http://acb.org/node/1806
2014 NFB, et al. HR Block http://www.ada.gov/hrb-cd.htm
2014 NFB Maricopa Community College District https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-and-maricopa…
2014 US DOJ Orange County Clerk of Courts (Florida) http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr…
2014 US DOJ Peapod http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…
2014 Lighthouse for the Blind Redbox http://www.dralegal.org/pressroom…
2014 NFB, et al. SBA http://www.trelegal.com/posts…
2014 NFB Scribd https://nfb.org/na…
2014 US Dept. Of Education South Carolina Public Charter School District http://www2.ed.gov/documents…[DOC]
2014 US Dept. Of Education University of Cincinnati http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases…
2014 US DOJ University of Colorado Boulder http://accessinghigherground.org/wp/wp-content/uploads…[PDF]
2014 US Dept. Of Education University of Montana https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-applauds…
2014 NFB US Department of Education https://nfb.org/national-federation…
2014 NFB US Department of Education https://nfb.org/national…
2014 Mendelsohn, Chen WellPoint http://lflegal.com/2014/02…
2014 US Dept. Of Education Youngstown State University http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases…
2015 Access Now Inc., Michelle Sipe, Jill Gross and R. David New Ace Hardware http://pennrecord.com/stories/5106…
2015 US Dept. Of Education Argyle Independent School District http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices…[PDF]
2015 NFB, et al. Atlantic Cape Community College https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-and…
2015 Ashley Cwikla Bank of America http://lflegal.com/2015/06…
2015 US DOJ Carnival http://www.ada.gov/carnival…
2015 US DOJ Champaign County, IL http://www.ada.gov/champaign…
2015 US DOJ Chaves County, New Mexico http://www.ada.gov/chaves…
2015 US DOJ City of Cedar Rapids, IA http://www.ada.gov/cedar_rapids…
2015 US DOJ City of Dekalb Illinois http://www.ada.gov/dekalb…
2015 US DOJ City of Fallon, NV http://www.ada.gov/fallon…
2015 US DOJ City of Galveston, TX http://www.ada.gov/galveston…
2015 US DOJ City of Parowan, UT http://www.ada.gov/parowan_sa.html
2015 US DOJ City of Ruidoso, NM http://www.ada.gov/ruidoso_sa.html
2015 US DOJ City of the Isle of Palms, SC http://www.ada.gov/isle_palms_sa.html
2015 US DOJ City of Vero Beach, FL http://www.ada.gov/vero_beach_sa.htm
2015 Ohio Secretary Of State Disability Rights Ohio http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories…
2015 US DOJ edX http://www.ada.gov/edx_sa.htm
2015 Mary West eHarmony http://www.newsweek.com/eharmony…
2015 National Association of the Deaf Harvard, MIT http://nad.org/news/2015…
2015 US Dept. Of Education Higley Unified School District http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr…[PDF]
2015 US DOJ Lumpkin County, GA http://www.ada.gov/lumpkin…
2015 US DOJ Madison County, NY http://www.ada.gov/madison…
2015 US DOJ McClennan County, TX http://www.ada.gov/mclennan…
2015 US DOJ Merced County, CA http://www.ada.gov/merced…
2015 Aleeha Dudley Miami University http://www.justice.gov/opa…
2015 US DOJ National Museum of Crime and Punishment http://www.ada.gov/crime_pun…
2015 Robert Jahoda NBA http://www.accessiq.org/news…
2015 Seattle Schools Noel Nightingale https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12…
2015 US DOJ Nueces County, TX http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice…
2015 US DOJ Pennington County, SD http://www.ada.gov/pennington…
2015 Michelle Sipe Red Roof Inns http://pennrecord.com/stories…
2015 Jose Del-Orden Reebok http://www.classactionsreporter…
2015 US DOJ Robeson County, NC http://www.ada.gov/robeson…
2015 US DOJ San Juan County, New Mexico http://www.ada.gov/san_juan…
2015 US DOJ The cities of DeKalb, Illinois; Vero Beach, Florida; Fallon, Nevada; and Isle of Palms, South Carolina http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-dept…
2015 Michelle Sipe Toys R Us http://pennrecord.com/stories/510637970…
2015 US Dept. Of Education University of Phoenix http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/doc…[PDF]
2015 US DOJ s http://www.ada.gov/yakima…
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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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