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Case Name LaSalle Final Agreement DR-IL-0002
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
In 2004, attorneys representing blind or visually impaired persons in Illinois entered into structured negotiations with LaSalle Bank. On February 3, 2005, the parties entered into a settlement agreement.

Under the terms of the settlement, LaSalle agreed to install Talking ATMs so that ... read more >
In 2004, attorneys representing blind or visually impaired persons in Illinois entered into structured negotiations with LaSalle Bank. On February 3, 2005, the parties entered into a settlement agreement.

Under the terms of the settlement, LaSalle agreed to install Talking ATMs so that blind people could use an ATM without assistance. The bank also agreed to give blind people headphones for the Talking ATMs, to give blind people information in Braille and Large Print formats, and to make its website blind-accessible.

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. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) LaSalle Bank National Association and Standard Federal Bank National Association
Plaintiff Description individuals who are blind or vision- impaired and who currently has, had, or would like to have one or more bank accounts with LaSalle or would like to use various Automated Teller Machines (”ATMs”) owned and operated by LaSalle via a network system
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 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
LaSalle Bank Talking ATM and Web Press Release
DR-IL-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Settlement Agreement 02/03/2005
DR-IL-0002-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)
DR-IL-0002-0002
Peterson, Amy F. (Illinois)
DR-IL-0002-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Gamboa, Yolanda (Illinois)
DR-IL-0002-0002
Mulvihill, David J. (Illinois)
DR-IL-0002-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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