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Judge severs disability access class action attempt vs Kohl's, says not near enough settlement

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 11, 2017, 3:44pm

After rejecting an attempt by advocates for those with disabilities to turn their lawsuit over accessibility standards at Kohl’s department stores into a nationwide class action against the retailer, a federal judge has separated the cases, saying he does not hold out much hope the parties will agree to a settlement to resolve their disputes over such things as the width of Kohl’s store aisles and whether stores lived up to the retail chain’s “Shopability Standards.”

Nationwide disability access class action vs Kohls thwarted by differing layouts of retail chain's stores

Scott Holland May 4, 2017, 8:35am

A disability rights class action brought against Kohl’s more than two and a half years ago is on the shelf after a federal judge in Chicago denied class certification, saying, because Kohl’s store layouts vary from store to store, plaintiffs would have too difficult of a time proving the retailer had in place a nationwide policy diminishing access to people using wheelchairs.

Kohl's allegedly obtained customer's credit report without authorization

Louie Torres Apr. 1, 2017, 10:46pm

A customer is suing Kohl's Department Stores Inc. for allegedly obtaining his personal credit report without authorization.