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Case Name Wal-Mart POS Agreement DR-CA-0015
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Case Summary
In 2005, attorneys for the blind community entered into structured negotiations with Wal-Mart. On October 15, 2005, the parties entered into a settlement agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wal-Mart agreed to make changes to its payment devices so blind people could pay for ... read more >
In 2005, attorneys for the blind community entered into structured negotiations with Wal-Mart. On October 15, 2005, the parties entered into a settlement agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wal-Mart agreed to make changes to its payment devices so blind people could pay for things with payment cards and enter PINs. In order to accomplish that, Wal-Mart agreed to install in all of its stores payment devices that have keys that a person can feel. Wal-Mart was the first company in the United States to reach this kind of agreement.

Kristen Sagar - 05/12/2009


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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) Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Plaintiff Description individuals who are blind or have visual impairments
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Law Office of Lainey Feingold
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 Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2005 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2005
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Settlement Agreement 10/15/2005
DR-CA-0015-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Wal-Mart Point of Sale Press Release 11/07/2005
DR-CA-0015-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dardarian, Linda M. (California)
DR-CA-0015-0001
Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)
DR-CA-0015-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Kanny, Matthew P. (California)
DR-CA-0015-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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