A federal judge in Denver recently ruled that nearly 250 Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and J.M. Hollister LLC clothing stores are unfriendly to the disabled.
The judge agreed with the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition that the retailers limited access for customers in wheelchairs. He says the only remedy under the Americans With Disabilities Act is an order to fix the problems, and individuals can't be compensated. The lawsuit - filed on behalf of several Colorado customers - claims they had trouble getting into stores and the sales countertops are too high. Officials with New Albany-based Abercrombie & Fitch - the parent company of Hollister - say the companies complied with all construction standards in effect at the time.