WWE had a lawsuit filed against them by Josue Romero. The lawsuit was filed on October 6th in the Southern District of New York.
In the lawsuit, Romero alleged that he was denied equal access to the WWE Shop website by the company. Owing to this action, the company has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act with their merchandise website.
The following was specified in the lawsuit: “Romero is a visually-impaired and legally blind person who requires screen-reading software to read website content using his computer.”
It was further alleged that the website was “not equally accessible to blind and visually-impaired consumers,” and outright violated the terms of the ADA.
Owing to said violations, Romero requested WWE to change policies and procedures in order for it to become more accessible to the blind and visually-impaired consumers. He also wanted the company to reimburse his attorney costs.
According to a report by Heel By Nature, the lawsuit is no longer be going on trial as the case has been settled outside of the court for an amount that was not revealed.
It was indicated by court documentation that Romero’s counsel issued a settlement notice on December 7th, where dismissal of the case was advised.