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Leading Internet Case Law

ACCESSIBILITY: Website accessibility: the settlement of one case may not preclude another

Haynes v. Hooters of America, LLC, No. 17-13170 (11th Cir. 2018), 19 June 2018

Lawsuits brought by serial plaintiffs who claim that a retailer’s website is inaccessible to persons with visual and hearing impairments have become commonplace. Also, many such lawsuits have been resolved through settlements whereby the retailer makes a nuisance payment and some - but not all - of the changes demanded by the serial plaintiff in exchange for avoiding the litigation costs associated with taking the case through discovery and to trial. Serial plaintiffs and their law firms have become accustomed to quick settlements following the following of their complaints.

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