Bloomberg Law
Jan. 27, 2022, 7:10 PM

Fischer Skis Seeks to Toss Blind Customer’s Website Access Suit

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

Fischer Skis US LLC asked a federal trial court to dismiss an Americans with Disabilities Act suit alleging the company fails to make its website accessible to the visually impaired, arguing the law applies only to businesses with a physical location.

Fischer sells alpine and nordic skis, poles, boots and bindings, as well as hockey gear and apparel online.

Plaintiff Christopher Walters’ lawsuit should fail, because there is “voluminous Second Circuit precedent holding that commercial websites are not a place of public accommodation, at least without any associated physical retail operations,” Fischer told the U.S. District Court for the Northern ...