Moeller v. Taco Bell
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
This disability class action against Taco Bell challenges accessibility barriers at California Taco Bell restaurants for persons who use wheelchairs or scooters. In December 2002, Plaintiffs filed this lawsuit seeking an order directing Taco Bell to eliminate physical barriers to class members, including:
- queue lines that are too narrow for persons who use wheelchairs;
- inaccessible restrooms;
- inaccessible service counters;
- insufficient accessible seating; and
- insufficient accessible parking.
Fox & Robertson, a disability rights firm in Denver, originally filed this case and the Impact Fund joined the litigation team in 2004. The district court certified the class on February 23, 2004.
In May 2007, Plaintiffs moved for partial summary judgment on queue lines, door opening force, and accessible seating at restaurants built after federal and state construction standards went into effect. The district court granted summary judgment in part on door opening force and accessible seating in August 2007.
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District Court Filings & Orders
- Order Granting in Part, Denying in Part Summary Judgement (filed August 8, 2007)
- Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (filed February 23, 2007)
- Order Granting Class Certification (filed February 23, 2004)
- Complaint (filed December 17, 2002)