[Nfbnet-members-list] 17th Annual Mock Trial
Scott C. LaBarre
slabarre at labarrelaw.com
Fri Jun 20 22:33:13 UTC 2014
Hear Yee, Hear Yee, Hear Yee, all draw nye and
attend the Seventeenth Annual Mock Trial
sponsored by the National Association of Blind Lawyers!
When? July 2, 2014
Where? The Annual Convention of the National
Federation of the Blind in Orlando, Florida, Rosen Center Hotel.
Here is what the agenda says about the Trial:
4:15 - 5:45 pmSEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MOCK TRIAL (Admission: $5.00)
Junior Ballroom G, level 1
Federation lawyers oppose each other to enact a
case addressing the civil rights of blind people,
and the audience serves as the jury. The subject
matter is serious, but the courtroom portrayers are very entertaining.
Indeed, this year we are taking up the case of
Iza So Hot and Ima Ababe v. Meet Hot Ones Inc.,
Our two plaintiffs, one of each gender, are suing
Meet Hot Ones Inc. under Title III of the ADA in
the United States District Court for the District
of Federation, the Honorable Charles S. Brown
Presiding. Our plaintiffs allege that Meet Hot
Ones Inc.s dating services are
inaccessible. The Defendant operates both a
dating service on the internet and a mobile
app. Plaintiffs assert that neither service is
accessible with screen reading software or
voiceover on the iPhone. Plaintiffs argue that
Meet Hot Ones is covered by the ADA because it is
a good or service contemplated by the Act. They
allege that Meet Hot Ones Inc. does not exist
only in cyberspace because the end result of its
services could be close physical contact.
Meet Hot Ones first argues that it is not covered
by the ADA because it exists solely in cyberspace
and that any resulting physical contact is purely
incidental. It further asserts that it does
accommodate the blind in two ways. First, blind
customers can call a customer service number to
get help, 1 800 blind girl. Also, it operates,
out of the goodness of its corporate heart, a
special dating service for the blind,
This specialized website is only for blind
persons and does not have nearly the same
features and functions. It doesnt have, of
course, pictures because blind people dont care
about looks. It is only for blind people because
it is well known and commonly accepted that blind
people should only date other blind people.
As you see, we will have a most interesting case
for our jurors to decide. Justice must be
done. Come join us and render your
verdict. Proceeds go to the National Association
of Blind Lawyers to help in its effort to provide
continuing legal education and critical
networking opportunities for blind legal professionals.
See you inCourt!
Scott LaBarre, President
National Association of Blind Lawyers
"Scott C. LaBarre" <slabarre at labarrelaw.com>
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