Lawsuits and demand letters relating to the accessibility of websites continue to be filed at a rapid pace in 2020, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumer reliance on the internet for purchases of goods and services. In response, Congressmen Lou Correa (D-CA) and Ted Budd (R-NC) recently introduced the bipartisan Online Accessibility Act (H.R.… Continue Reading
This week’s podcast: Website accessibility: What are the risks and how to address them?
In this podcast, we discuss the obligation of businesses to make websites accessible to persons with disabilities under federal and state law; enforcement, private litigation and other risks of non-compliance; strategies used by advocacy groups and plaintiffs’ firms to assert claims; litigation trends, including the targeting of mobile apps and video/audio website content; and the use of privileged reviews and other best practices to reduce the risk of litigation in an increasingly litigious climate or limit exposure when defending a lawsuit.… Continue Reading
This week’s podcast: fair lending and website accessibility developments
While the pace of the CFPB’s fair lending activities has slowed under its new leadership, significant fair lending developments are occurring elsewhere. In this week’s podcast, we discuss several of those developments and their broader implications. Our discussion focuses on New York and Connecticut fair lending developments involving auto finance, a private redlining lawsuit, and the FDIC’s recent report on the use of digital footprint data for credit underwriting. … Continue Reading