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Case Name TCF Bank Talking ATM and Alternative Formats Settlement DR-IL-0001
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Law Office of Lainey Feingold
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Case Summary
On October 1, 2008, the blind community, represented by Lainey Feingold and attorneys from Equip for Equality in Chicago entered into a settlement agreement with TCF Bank. The parties negotiated the settlement using structured negotiations.

Under the terms of the agreement, TCF agreed ... read more >
On October 1, 2008, the blind community, represented by Lainey Feingold and attorneys from Equip for Equality in Chicago entered into a settlement agreement with TCF Bank. The parties negotiated the settlement using structured negotiations.

Under the terms of the agreement, TCF agreed to install talking ATMs so that blind people could use the ATMs without assistance. The bank also agreed to provide headphones for blind people so that they could use the talking ATMs. Finally, the Bank agreed to give blind people information in Braille, large print, and audio formats.

Kristen Sagar - 05/11/2009


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) TCF Bank
Plaintiff Description blind and visually-impaired persons
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Law Office of Lainey Feingold
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2008 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2008
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Settlement Agreement 10/01/2008
DR-IL-0001-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
TCF Bank Talking ATM Press Release 12/03/2008
DR-IL-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)
DR-IL-0001-0001
Peterson, Amy F. (Illinois)
DR-IL-0001-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Green, Joseph T. (Minnesota)
DR-IL-0001-0001
Karsky, Gloria (Minnesota)
DR-IL-0001-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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