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The mission of the Disability Law Center of Alaska is to provide protection and advocacy services to Alaskans with disabilities, through legal representation, education and strategic advocacy.
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Class Action Lawsuit Against Hollister/Abercrombie & Fitch
If you are a person who uses a wheelchair or scooter and had any problems getting into any Hollister store, including Abercrombie & Fitch, between November 24, 2007 and Nov. 24, 2009, a judge is inviting you to speak at a hearing.
Hollister got in trouble for having stairs as the main entryway of many of their stores. A judge said it was unfair for people with disabilities because they couldn’t use the same entrance as everyone else. The stores are in the process of agreeing to get rid of those entrances, or close the stores that have them, by January 31, 2016.
If you fit the description above and want to say anything about this agreement—whether you agree with it or do not like it—you will need to let all of these people know before September 10, 2015:
- Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel
Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse
Courthouse A1038, Courtroom A1002
901 19th Street
Denver, Colorado 80294
- Kevin W. Williams, Legal Program Director
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition Legal Program
655 Broadway, Suite 775
Denver, Colorado 80203
- Mark A. Knueve
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP
52 East Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Here’s the official notice:
Class Action Settlement Hearing
If you want to read the Settlement Agreement, you can find it here: http://www.ccdconline.org/case/615
And here is a news story about it: