Monday, June 25, 2012

NetFlix...and Equality

Landmark Precedent in NAD vs. Netflix

Judge denies Netflix’s motion for judgment on the pleadings and allows disability civil rights case, National Association Of The Deaf, Et Al. V. Netflix, Case No. 3:11-Cv-30168, to move forward.

The National Association of the Deaf (“NAD”), the nation’s premier civil rights organization of deaf and hard of hearing individuals, won a major victory today when Judge Ponsor denied defendant Netflix’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings seeking dismissal of the case.  The District Court of Massachusetts is the first court in the country to hold that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to website-only businesses.


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