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Disney Segway lawsuit thrown out

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  • Disney Segway lawsuit thrown out

    The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that on Tuesday, October 6th, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Presnell threw out a lawsuit against Disney brought about by 3 disabled people who were upset that Walt Disney World would not let them ride their Segways in the parks.

    The judge also rejected a proposed settlement from Disney which would have let Disney continue its policy of banning Segways in its parks, but would have allowed Disney to develop it's own 4 wheeled scooter for disabled guests to use instead. Disney also offered to pay the plaintiffs legal fees, and would give the plaintiffs each $4000 to be used towards a Disney vacation.

    In rejecting the settlement and the original case, the judge has left an opening for others to file similar suits against the Disney parks.

    The strange thing is, both Disney and disability advocate groups are both claiming victory.

    While Disney is saying "This ruling is consistent with what we have advocated all along in this case - that we have appropriately balanced the need to maintain a safe environment for everyone while at the same time meeting our legal requirements to provide access to those with mobility impairments.", the Disability Rights Advocates for Technology group is celebrating because it sought to block the settlement.



    Even with the court case being dismissed, it sounds like we haven't heard the last of this matter.

    To read this story, please go to : Orlando Sentinel - Judge throws out Segway lawsuit against Disney, but permits future suits on Tourism Central Florida


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    Re: Disney Segway lawsuit thrown out

    Hmmmmm, So both sides were victorious? Very werid...

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      Re: Disney Segway lawsuit thrown out

      Disability Rights Advocates for Technology (DRAFT) Press Release


      FEDERAL COURT TOSSES OUT DISNEY SETTLEMENT
      Judge Opens Door to a Remedy for Disabled
      Disability Rights Advocates Vow to Pursue Open Policy for Segways

      Contact: Chris Black
      Tel: 202 333 3853
      Mobile: 202 302 4748
      christine_black@msn.comwww.draft.org

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