Case: Bank One Final Agreement

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Filed Date: 2003

Closed Date: June 1, 2003

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Case Summary

In 2001, attorneys representing the blind community entered into structured negotiations with Bank One. On April 15, 2001, the parties entered into a settlement agreement.Under the terms of the agreement, the bank agreed to install Talking ATMs that could be used by blind and visually impaired people. The bank also agreed to give blind people headphones for the talking ATMs and to train its staff to be able to assist visually impaired persons who needed the talking ATMs.In June 2003, the part…

In 2001, attorneys representing the blind community entered into structured negotiations with Bank One. On April 15, 2001, the parties entered into a settlement agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, the bank agreed to install Talking ATMs that could be used by blind and visually impaired people. The bank also agreed to give blind people headphones for the talking ATMs and to train its staff to be able to assist visually impaired persons who needed the talking ATMs.

In June 2003, the parties entered into a second agreement. Under this second document, Bank One (which had been acquired by Chase Bank) agreed to install 1,500 talking ATMs. The bank also agreed to give blind people at those locations headphones for the Talking ATMs and to train the impacted staff. The bank agreed to provide bank statements in Braille and Large Print and audio. Bank One also agreed to make changes to its website so it would be easier for people with disabilities to use. By early 2008, the group had more than 9,000 Talking ATMs.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (5/16/2009)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Goldstein, Lynn A (Illinois)

Neidenthal, Randall C (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dardarian, Linda M. (California)

Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Goldstein, Lynn A (Illinois)

Neidenthal, Randall C (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Preliminary Agreement

Bank One Talking ATM Agreement

April 15, 2001

April 15, 2001

Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement

Bank One Talking ATM Agreement

June 1, 2003

June 1, 2003

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2003

Closing Date: June 1, 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

individuals with vision impairments who currently have, had, or would like to have one or more bank accounts with Bank One or would like to use Bank One Automated Teller Machines via a network system

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

Bank One (Columbus), 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: 2003 - None