Blind man allegedly unable to use Green Tree website due to ADA violations

By Carrie Bradon | May 8, 2019

BENTON — A blind man is suing a company for allegedly failing to comply with federal requirements on its website. 

Carlton Knowles of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint April 30 in U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois against Green Tree Inc., alleging violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

The suit states Green Tree is the owner of a website about an inn in Elsah, Ill. Knowles alleges he has been unable to use the website because the defendant has failed to make its website compliant with ADA regulations. Knowles claims the defendant has failed to offer services to individuals who suffer from blindness. 

Knowles seeks an injunction against the defendant, plus attorney fees, court costs and all other just and proper relief. He is represented by attorney C.K. Lee of Lee Litigation Group PLLC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:19-CV-00464

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