Utah group sues Wells Fargo over disability access

Jun 9 2011 - 11:42am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Disabled Rights Action Committee is asking a judge to order Wells Fargo Bank to alter night depository boxes at its branches because the locations violate federal disability access laws.

DRAC filed its lawsuit in Salt Lake City's U.S. District Court this week, the same day the U.S. Justice Department announced a $16 million settlement with the bank for other Americans With Disabilities Act violations.

Papers filed in the Utah case say a DRAC member was unable to use a night depository at a Farmington bank in April because the box was located above a concrete curb and was inaccessible by wheelchair.

The group's lawsuit contends the ADA provides specific access guidelines for night depositories.

A message for the Bountiful bank's branch manager was not immediately returned Thursday.


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