Since a federal agency is currently weighing regulations that would set the standard for how to make an automated teller machines accessible to the blind, lawyers for Mellon Bank are asking a federal judge to stay an ADA lawsuit brought by blind customers that demands it add voice guidance technology to any new ATM.

Attorneys Michael T. Scott and Jeanine M. Kasulis of Reed Smith Shaw & McClay argue in a brief filed December 16 that the court should stay Waters v. Mellon Bank under the doctrine of “primary jurisdiction,” pending the outcome of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board’s current rulemaking.

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