Louisiana man alleges McDonald's discriminates against the blind

By Robbie Hargett | Jun 2, 2016

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Louisiana man is suing McDonald's, alleging it denies blind individuals equal access rights to its goods and services during late-night hours.

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Louisiana man is suing McDonald's, alleging it denies blind individuals equal access rights to its goods and services during late-night hours.

Scott Magee of Metairie, Louisiana, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit May 26 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against McDonald's Corporation, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


During certain late night and early morning hours, according to the suit, patrons are not allowed to physically enter McDonald's restaurants but are only able to use their drive-through windows. These drive-through windows, the lawsuit states, lack meaningful accommodation for the blind, as McDonald's does not permit pedestrians to order from them. 

Magee and others in the class seek a jury trial, declaratory and injunctive relief, attorney fees and other costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys Roberto Luis Costales and William H. Beaumont, both of New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-CV-05652

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