The internet-based newswire – Legal NewsLine published an article this week exposing a recent lawsuit against a Glasses retailer, this lawsuit came from a visually impaired individual claiming the site violated the ADA as it was not accessible. This is a growing issue we are seeing across the country as plaintiff’s lawyers see this as a quick and easy cash grab. LRANY’s Tom Stebbins was quoted in this piece.
“A prospective federal class action lawsuit filed in New York City last week claims a retailer of online glasses violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and New York laws by not providing proper website access for the visually-impaired.
Lawrence Young, of The Bronx, N.Y., brought the suit on behalf of himself and all other persons similarly situated versus Warby Parker Retail, Inc. and JAND, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on June 28.
‘Justice may be blind, but the lawyers in this lawsuit have eyes for only one thing: money. Congress passed the ADA to provide disabled Americans with access, not provide personal injury lawyers with a new revenue stream. This lawsuit is an affront to justice, the ADA, and the disabled,’ Stebbins said.”