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5th Circuit: Coca-Cola Machines Need Not Be ADA Accessible

Mealey's (August 17, 2016, 1:17 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Soft drink vending machines are themselves not “places of public accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are not required to be handicapped accessible, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 15, affirming a trial court’s dismissal of a class complaint challenging the accessibility (Emmett Magee, et al. v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Incorporated, No. 15-31018, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 14978).

(Opinion available.  Document #43-160819-016Z.)

Emmett Magee, a legally blind man, filed a class complaint against Coca-Cola Refreshments...
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