Hello! I am Cait Shortell, owner and attorney of Shortell Law LLC. I will be using this blog to post informative legal news within the practice areas of Employment and Civil Rights. Please be aware that nothing on this website is legal advice and even if I sound friendly, reading my blog does not create an attorney client relationship. Glad we've got that out of the way. Now for the good news:
SCOTUS LET STAND DOMINO'S PIZZA CASE ALLOWING DISABLED PEOPLE TO SUE IF CERTAIN WEBSITES OR MOBILE APPS AREN'T ACCESSIBLE
On October 7, 2019, the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) announced that it would not accept Domino's Pizza's request to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act when it comes to digital inclusion, or making websites of public businesses accessible to persons with disabilities. This means that people can still sue under the ADA if certain websites and apps aren't accessible.
The appeals court opinion said that disabled people can bring claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act if certain websites or mobile applications are not accessible. Domino’s failed to gut the ADA and failed to get this decision overruled.
The case is Domino’s Pizza, LLC v. Robles, Guillermo, Case number 18-1539
No reasoning is included in the SCOTUS order denying certiorari review, but we know that the Ninth Circuit decision allowing lawsuits under the ADA is still good law.