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Fischer Skis Must Defend Blind Customer’s Website Access Suit

Aug. 11, 2022, 5:35 PM

Fischer Skis US LLC lost a bid to dismiss an Americans with Disabilities Act suit alleging it fails to make its website accessible to the visually impaired, when a federal trial court in New York found the law isn’t limited to businesses with a physical location.

District courts throughout the Second Circuit have found that even standalone websites fall within the definition of a public accommodation under the ADA, Judge Lawrence E. Kahn of the US District Court for the Northern District of New York said.

“These decisions indicate that a brick-and-mortar presence is not necessary,” Kahn said in an ...