Case: 7-Eleven Talking V-com Agreement

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Filed Date: 2004

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

In 2004, attorneys representing blind and visually impaired persons entered into structured negotiations with 7-Eleven Inc. regarding the accessibility of the defendant's stores to blind and visually impaired patrons. On August 31, 2004, the parties entered into a settlement agreement.

Under the terms of the settlement, 7-Eleven agreed to make the ATMs in its stores talk so that blind people could use them. (These ATMs are called V-coms.) This was the first agreement in the country about Talking ATMs with a company that was not a bank. 7-Eleven also agreed to update its toll-free phone line and website to inform users about the locations of Talking Vcoms and Talking ATMs at 7-Eleven Stores.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (5/13/2009)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fox, John C. (California)

Gasaway, Rankin (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fox, John C. (California)

Gasaway, Rankin (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Settlement Agreement

Aug. 31, 2004

Aug. 31, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2004

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

any individual who is blind or vision-impaired and who has used, has been deterred from using, or would like to use automated financial service centers currently branded as Vcom kiosks in 7-Eleven retail stores throughout the United States (”Vcoms”)

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Law Office of Lainey Feingold

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

7-Eleven, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Special Case Type(s):

Out-of-court

Availably Documents:

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2004 - 2006