The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has revived a lawsuit filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act demanding that the Hooters restaurant chain make its website accessible for those with vision impairment, holding that a plan to come into ADA compliance does not render moot a related lawsuit.
A panel of three judges in a precedential decision Tuesday in Haynes v. Hooters reversed a ruling from U.S. District Judge Robert Scola Jr. of the Southern District of Florida dismissing the lawsuit. The action was filed by Dennis Haynes, who is blind and uses screen-reader software. Haynes asked the restaurant to make its website compatible with the software and to pay his legal fees, according to the court.
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