A closely watched case that grappled with the issue of the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Internet has settled.
Is the Internet a place of public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Courts across the nation have been split on the issue. But a recent decision from a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts that the ADA covers online-only businesses like Netflix has caught the attention of the business community.
Netflix can be sued for violating federal disability discrimination law by denying those with hearing impairments equal access to its online video-streaming service, a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts has ruled in denying a motion to dismiss.