The Fourth Circuit issues a win for businesses
A recent decision in the Fourth Circuit is good news for business. In the Griffin v. Dept. of Labor Credit Union case, the court agreed to dismiss the case for lack of standing.
In this case, the blind plaintiff alleged that the Credit Union’s website was not accessible to his screen reader software. The Court’s decision was based on the customer’s inability to obtain information lacked relevance since the plaintiff was not a member of the credit union, nor could he become a member.
What does this mean to you?
Although this was a specific and instance, it may slow web accessibility cases in the Fourth Circuit. It appears that it may set the bar a bit higher for Plaintiffs.