This profile for Gottlieb & Associates is one in a series of seven for my breakdown of the law firms who most commonly file web accessibility lawsuits. In each profile, I summarize common and/or repetitive elements found in multiple lawsuits.
Plaintiff(s): Cedric Bishop
Plaintiff’s lawyer: Michael A. LaBollita and Jeffrey M. Gottlieb of Gottlieb & Associates
Lawsuit venue: United States District Court Southern District of New York
Legal claim: Defendant’s website is not equally accessible to blind and visually-impaired users and thus violates the ADA.
Federal Law: Title III of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. § 12181, et seq.
Local Law(s): New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL), New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”)
Specific claims (summary): lack of alt text, empty links, redundant links, linked images missing alt-text
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