[Nfbc-info] Notice of a class-action settlement that may be relevant to some members of NFB of California

Michael S. Nunez michael.steven.n at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 18:34:52 UTC 2014

Dear NFB of California members,

I write to provide you with a slightly updated copy of the notice
concerning the settlement in Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually
Impaired et al. v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC et al. The only
substantive change in the notice is an updated phone number for the
claims administrator. This number is (866) 277-4261.

In addition, we have conferred with the claims administrator, and we
have learned that the settlement website is not currently active, but
that it will become available tomorrow, August 13 in the morning. At
that time, you will be able to access the claims form, the opt-out
form, and other documents related to the settlement on the settlement

Please feel free to contact Stuart Seaborn or me at
mnunez at dralegal.org or by phone at (510) 665-8644 with any questions
that you have concerning the notice or the settlement.


Michael Nunez
Staff Attorney
Disability Rights Advocates
2001 Center Street, Third Floor
Berkeley, California 94704-1204
(510) 665-8644
(510) 665-8511 (fax)
(510) 665-8716 (TTY)
mnunez at dralegal.org


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On 8/11/14, Michael S. Nunez <michael.steven.n at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear NFB of California members:
> I am an attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, and I write to
> provide NFB of California members with a notice concerning a
> class-action settlement that is relevant to some blind individuals in
> California. The notice describes the proposed settlement in Lighthouse
> for the Blind and Visually Impaired et al. v. Redbox Automated Retail,
> LLC et al., Case No.: C12-00195-PJH (N.D. Cal.), a class action
> brought to challenge the inaccessibility to blind persons of Redbox's
> self-service, video-rental kiosks in California. Under the proposed
> settlement agreement, Redbox will install nonvisual user interfaces on
> all of its over 4,000 kiosks in California to enable blind individuals
> to independently browse, pay for, and return media at the kiosks. The
> settlement also includes accessibility improvements to Redbox's
> website, enhanced customer service to facilitate access to Redbox's
> services while Redbox works to modify its kiosks, and a class damages
> fund that will provide monetary relief to eligible claimants. The
> Court preliminarily approved this agreement on July 31, 2014.
> Some members of NFB of California may be able to obtain monetary
> relief from the class damages fund under the settlement. The notice
> provides instructions on how to submit a claim for monetary relief.
> Class members who are eligible for monetary relief include legally
> blind persons who, due to the Redbox kiosks' visual user interface,
> have been or are unable to access the services of a Redbox kiosk in
> California between January 12, 2010 and November 12, 2014. Class
> members are also eligible if they have been deterred or are deterred
> from using a Redbox kiosk on a particular occasion during this time
> frame. All claims for monetary relief from the class fund must be
> received by November 12, 2014.
> Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a non-profit legal center in
> Berkeley, California, represents the settlement class in the case,
> which was brought on behalf of people who are legally blind and who
> would like to use Redbox kiosks located in California. Please call
> Stuart Seaborn or me at (510) 665-8644 if you have any questions about
> the settlement or the attached notice.
> Thank You,
> Michael

Michael S. Nunez
Michael.Steven.N at gmail.com
(650) 815-5077.
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