In the News Today - June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017

First-Of-Its-Kind ADA Trial Ends with Updates to Company Website for Visually Impaired: Earlier this week, Judge Robert Scola, of the Southern District of Florida, decided that Winn-Dixie’s website is heavily integrated with the company’s physical store locations, making it subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This decision will require the company to update its site for the visually impaired. Plaintiff Juan Carlos Gil is not entitled to damages, but his attorneys will soon submit a request for their own fees. (Forbes/Legal Newsline)

Ireland Reaffirms Ban on Litigation Funding: In a 4-to-1 decision heard around the litigation funding world, Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled that litigation funding remains banned in Ireland. The case in question, Persona Digital Telephony Ltd v The Minister for Public Enterprise, was funded by an off-shore Cayman island fund connected to UK-based Harbour Litigation Funding who stood to gain an estimated 40% return on their investment in the case. (Justice Not Profit)