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Brintley v. Aeroquip Credit Union

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

August 27, 2019

Karla Brintley, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
Aeroquip Credit Union (18-2326); Belle River Community Credit Union (18-2328), Defendants-Appellants.

          Argued: August 8, 2019

          Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit. Nos. 2:17-cv-13912; 2:17-cv-13915-Arthur J Tarnow, District Judge.

         ARGUED:

          Joseph A. Starr, STARR, BUTLER, ALEXOPOULOS & STONER, PLLC, Southfield, Michigan, for Appellants.

          Richard H. Hikida, PACIFIC TRIAL ATTORNEYS, P.C., Newport Beach, California, for Appellee.

         ON BRIEF:

          Joseph A. Starr, William R. Thomas, STARR, BUTLER, ALEXOPOULOS & STONER, PLLC, Southfield, Michigan, for Appellants.

          Scott J. Ferrell, David W. Reid, PACIFIC TRIAL ATTORNEYS, P.C., Newport Beach, California, Jennifer B. Salvatore, SALVATORE PRESCOTT & PORTER, Northville, Michigan, for Appellee.

          Patricia Corkery, MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION LEAGUE, Lansing, Michigan, Christine A. Samsel, BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK, LLP, Denver, Colorado, for Amici Curiae.

          Before: GILMAN, SUTTON, and WHITE, Circuit Judges.

          OPINION

          SUTTON, CIRCUIT JUDGE.

         Karla Brintley sued two credit unions under the Americans with Disabilities Act, claiming that they failed to make their websites accessible to blind individuals. But Brintley never suffered an Article III injury from the alleged ADA violations. Why? She lacks eligibility under state law to join either credit union and her complaint does not convey any interest in becoming eligible to do so. We therefore reverse the district court's contrary decision.

         I.

         Karla Brintley lives in Michigan and is blind. To navigate the internet, she uses a screen reader. The software works like it sounds: It scans webpages and narrates their contents. The technology remains in its infancy. It struggles with some material, especially pictures and video unaccompanied by alternative text. With some effort, companies can ...


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