Read more at the WebAIM blog: “Target Lawsuit Settled.”

No legal definitions established today, I’m afraid to say. Although this is a victory on behalf of the claimants, who were awarded substantive damages on their claim, there was no establishment of any kind of legal precedent.

This is primarily due to one singular item in the settlement:

  1. No Admission of Liability. By agreeing to and voluntarily entering into this Agreement, there is no admission or concession by Target, direct or indirect, express or implied, that is in any way inaccessible or that Target has violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act, California Civil Code §§ 51 et seq., the Disabled Persons Act, California Civil Code §§ 54 et seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12181 et seq., or any other federal, state, or local law, regulation, order, or rule.

National Federation of the Blind vs. Target Corporation, Final Settlement

This statement clearly delineates a complete denial that there were any contradictions of law involved in the suit.

Ah, well. It is still a victory!