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Due to inclement weather conditions, the Raleigh office will be closed today, Jan. 21, 2022.

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February 15, 2022

FinTech and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

Continuing the FinTech University series, join chair of Nelson Mullins FinTech and Regulation Practice and moderator, Richard Levin, and attorneys Jon Talcott, Andy Tucker, and Peter Strand for this one-hour session, "FinTech and SPACs." Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit will be sought for all attorneys requesting. Certificates of attendance are available upon request for CPE purposes. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

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In the News

Jan. 13, 2022

Website Accessibility Problems Create Legal Peril for Online Retailers

Digital Commerce 360

The number of US web accessibility lawsuits grew 15% in 2021, reaching more than 10 such cases filed every day, according to UsableNet Inc., a web accessibility technology provider.  

Boston partner Brett Cohen says his clients face such suits at a rate of about one every other week. And the players are familiar. “You always see the same plaintiffs and the same firms,” Cohen says. Whether the cases have merit is a matter of opinion, Cohen says.

“Could someone be in technical violation of the ADA? Sure,” Cohen says. But in many cases, the website problems in question are unintentional and temporary, he says.

He recommends retailers hire a website developer familiar with web accessibility and a lawyer who understands the ADA. Retailers should then regularly assess the state of the site’s accessibility and fix them quickly, Cohen says.

Nelson Mullins represents retailers and other companies in web accessibility lawsuits.

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