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Burger King Discrimination Class Action Reaches Proposed $19M Settlement


This is a settlement for the Discrimination lawsuit.

New York, NY: A proposed settlement has been reached in a discrimination class action lawsuit pending against Burger King. The lawsuit, brought by individuals who use wheelchairs and scooters for mobility, allege that they encountered access problems at certain California BURGER KING leased restaurants.

Specifically, the class action lawsuit alleges individuals who use wheelchairs and scooters for mobility have been subjected to discrimination at the Restaurants that allegedly contain unlawful architectural barriers to access. The lawsuit sought to remove the alleged barriers, and monetary damages for Class Members denied access to Restaurants on or after October 16, 2006.

The proposed settlement terms includes a total of $19 million for monetary relief, which will provide an estimated average recovery per class member of over $8,200, after deductions for attorney's fees and costs.

Burger King Corporation and the restaurant operators deny they did anything wrong. The parties have reached a settlement of this case. It is now up to the Court approve the proposed settlement.

If you use a wheelchair or scooter for mobility and have encountered access problems at certain California BURGER KING leased restaurants, this proposed class action settlement may affect your rights. You are a Class Member in this lawsuit if you use a wheelchair or scooter and encountered access barriers at any of the 86 BURGER KINGĀ® restaurants ("Restaurants").

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Published on Oct-31-12

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