Hunt & Associates P.C.

May 14, 2013

Web Site Accessibility – A New Basis For Claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act, the “ADA”, applies to places of public accommodation.  Until recently courts had consistently dismissed claims that commercial websites were places of public accommodation subject to the Act and thus legally required to be “accessible” to the disabled.

Recently, that has begun to change.  Courts are no longer invariably dismissing such claims.  Large and established businesses such as Target and Netflix have settled ADA claims based on the inaccessibility of … Read more

Jan 18, 2012

Does the Internet Highway Lead to Court in a Distant State?

As businesses increasingly market and sell goods and services through the internet, they should consider the risk that their website activities may subject them to litigation in other states.  Individuals who buy and sell through such internet sites as eBay may also face a possible risk of litigation in a foreign court.  Litigation of any kind is expensive enough without the additional burdens and costs which defending in a distant court can impose irrespective of … Read more