Mary Crossley Comments To Post-Gazette On Deaf-Blind Man's Lawsuit Against Cinemark
Pitt Law Professor Mary Crossley offered expert opinion to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the matter of a deaf and blind man's lawsuit against Cinemark for failing to provide tactile interpreters in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Cinemark's answer to the May 5 complaint states Robert McGann's request for two tactile interpreters is "unduly burdensome." Crossley told the Post-Gazette the undue burden question looks at how much an auxiliary aid or service would cost in light of what resources the business of public accommodation has.
“It’s pretty clear that the undue burden clause can take in any relationship with a parent company,” Crossley said, referring to the resources the larger corporation might have.