- Name: Raymond T. Mahlberg
- Filing date: October 12, 2020
- State of filing: Florida
- Name: The Haagen Dazs Shoppe Company
- Website: www.haagendazs.us
- Industry: Food Products
- Summary: Haagen Dazs manufactures and sells ice cream and other frozen dairy treats at its ice cream shops and packaged at retail groceries.
On October 12, 2020, Raymond T. Mahlberg filed a Complaint in Florida Federal court against The Haagen Dazs Shoppe Company. Plaintiff Raymond T. Mahlberg alleges that www.haagendazs.us is not accessible per the WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1 accessibility standard(s).
Plaintiff alleges issues in its Complaint including the following:
- Find out about Haagen-Dazs ice-cream products available online or at the store;
- Locate Haagen-Dazs’s stores near Plaintiff’s home;
- Learn about buying Haagen-Dazs’s ice-cream, since Plaintiff consumes ice-cream on a regular basis;
- Plaintiff attempted to locate an “Accessibility Notice” on Defendant’s computer website which would direct him to a webpage with contact information for disabled individuals who have questions, concerns, or who are having difficulties communicating with the business. However, Plaintiff was unable to do so because no such link or notice was provided on Defendant’s website.
Plaintiff asserts the following cause(s) of action in its Complaint:
VIOLATIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 42 U.S.C. §12181
Plaintiff seeks the following relief by way of its Complaint:
- That the Court issue a Declaratory Judgment that determines that the Defendants' website at the commencement of the subject lawsuit is in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12181 et seq.
- That the Court enter an Order directing Defendants to continually update and maintain their computer version of the defendant’s website and TOPGOLF'S website to ensure that it remains fully accessible to and usable by visually impaired individuals
- That the Court issue an Injunctive relief order directing Defendant to alter their website to make it accessible to, and useable by, individuals with disabilities to the full extent required by Title III of the ADA
- A permanent injunction pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 12188(a)(2) and 28 CFR § 36.504 (a) which directs Defendant to take all steps necessary to brings its mobile e-commerce application into full compliance with the requirements set forth in the ADA, and its implementing regulations, so that its mobile application is fully accessible to blinds individuals,
- That the Court enter an Order directing Defendant to evaluate and neutralize their policies and procedures towards persons with disabilities for such reasonable time so as to allow Defendants to undertake and complete corrective procedures
- That the Court enter an award of attorney’s fees, costs and litigation expenses pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 12205; and Title III of the ADA Section 36.505.