Memphis reaches settlement to comply with disabilities law - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis reaches settlement to comply with disabilities law

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The city of Memphis and residents who have disabilities have reached a settlement in a lawsuit.

The city agreed to come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which could cost millions of dollars.

The settlement requires the city to make access improvements to all public facilities completed after 1992, the year the federal act took effect.

The suit was first brought in 1998 on behalf of the residents by attorney Christopher Gomlicker.

He says the settlement will affect thousands of people, from elderly walkers to young parents pushing strollers.

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