United States of America: Lawsuit alleging online platforms represent a Place of Public Accommodation under Disabilities Act (ADA)

Progress

Current status
in force
01 Aug 2022 in force

Scope

Implementers
United States of America
Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Quality of service requirements
Regulated Economic Activity
platform intermediary: e-commerce
Government Branch
judiciary
Government Body
court
Implementation Level
national

Timeline of events

01 Aug 2022
in force

Issued ruling clarifying websites are not considered public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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Source
Event type civil lawsuit
Action type ruling
Government branch judiciary
Government body court