Notwithstanding the lack of specific regulations, over the past year, a handful of plaintiffs and advocacy groups have repeatedly brought class action lawsuits against a “who’s who” of retailers and big-box stores in virtually all contexts (e.g., fashion, cosmetics, home improvement, electronics, jewelry, office supplies, and toys) alleging a violation of Title III for failing to provide POS devices that are accessible to the blind. Specifically, these lawsuits allege that retailers are denying patrons who are blind the “full and equal enjoyment” of their shopping experience because, by installing touchscreen devices that do not provide a tactile keypad, in order to utilize their debit cards via the POS device, patrons who are blind must disclose their debit card PIN to another person (e.g., the sales person). This process not only invades the privacy of patrons who are blind, but also requires them to take a disadvantageous step that is not required for … [Read more...] about Key Issues Facing Places of Public Accommodation at the 25th Anniversary of the ADA
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General BackgroundUnder Title III of the ADA (“Title III”), a place of hospitality and/or lodging does not have to permit animals that are only pets inside. However, service animals must be permitted to accompany people with disabilities in all public areas of the place of hospitality and/or lodging, where other visitors are allowed to go. “Service animals” are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. While the most commonly recognized type of service animal is a guide dog, many others exist, such as hearing dogs and psychiatric service dogs. … [Read more...] about At 25th Anniversary of ADA, How to Avoid Getting Bitten by Service Animal Complaints
"The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" star played the spirited kid from 2000-2002 for seasons 6 to 8. He mostly split his time between his divorced parents and was the center of the gang's pranks especially fromMonica (Courteney Cox) and Chandler (Matthew Perry). Even Ross dressed him up in an armadillo costume when he tried to introduce him to Hanukkah in Season 6. … [Read more...] about Cole Sprouse, Huggsy celebrate ‘Friends’ 25th anniversary
When some of the counsel said, “heavens would not fall”, if the hearing starts from January, the CJI-designate, Justice Dipak Misra, quoting a writer, said the phrase is something of a oxymoron. To this, counsel Rajeev Dhavan said, “heavens have already fallen” (meaning demolition has already taken place). When the exchange appeared to become sarcastic, the Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing Uttar Pradesh, intervened to suggest that the subject is too serious to be referred to sarcastically. Rajeev Dhavan added to the sarcasm any way by suggesting that the bench’s suggestion to read the writer on “heavens would not fall” phrase, would mean taking more time, to schedule the next hearing. … [Read more...] about Ayodhya Title Suit Appeals: SC To Start Hearing On The Eve Of 25th Anniversary of Babri Demolition
A bit of background: the World Wide Web was first proposed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on March 12, 1989, in a paper he wrote about an information management system that eventually evolved into the architectural and conceptual structure for the Internet. He released computer code for the new system on Christmas Day in 1990 – what a gift! … [Read more...] about Happy 25th Anniversary to the Internet!