Website Accessibility Plaintiff Loses After Federal Trial On Standing and Other Grounds
June 3, 2022
District Judge Dale Fisher of the Central District of California held, after a bench trial, that plaintiff Andres Gomez did not have standing to bring a website accessibility lawsuit under Title III of the ADA because he had not shown any consequences resulting from his encounter with the inaccessible website, nor a real intent to return to the website. The Court also dismissed Gomez’s California Unruh Act claim, finding that the law does not apply to persons who were not physically in California (Gomez was in Florida when he visited the website) when they experienced discrimination by a California-based business.
For more information see the Court's decision.