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Supreme Court Expands ADA Reach to Foreign Cruise Lines

As reported in the Washington Post, the Supreme Court has granted a small victory to disabled people by ruling that the Americans with Disabilities Act does apply, at least partially, to foreign cruise lines sailing in U.S. Waters. The gist of the ruling is that cruise lines must provide better access to passengers in wheelchairs.

The ruling was 5-4, with predictable dissent from Justices Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas, and O’Connor.

The case is Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line, an appeal from the 5th District.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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