McDonald’s takes victory in Blind Man’s Drive-Thru bias costume


By Joyce Hanson (Oct 6, 2021, 8:58 p.m. EDT) – An Illinois federal judge has favored McDonald’s in his latest attempt to launch a blind lawsuit claiming the hamburger giant violates the Americans with Disabilities Act by limiting window-and-drive late-night services, ruling that the company’s franchise unit does not “operate” restaurants under the ADA.

U.S. District Judge John F. Kness on Tuesday granted franchisor McDonald’s USA LLC’s renewed motion for summary judgment in the Scott Magee-proposed class action suit on the grounds that the three restaurants that refused to serve him as a pedestrian in their service roads behind the wheel each use the same corporate franchise agreement and training manual, but these …

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