Supreme Court OKs Blind Man's Lawsuit Against Dominos Pizza…You'll Never Guess Why

For the past 3 years, Guillermo Robles has been working toward suing Dominos pizza for the most ridiculous thing I've heard of since someone sued McDonald's because their food made them fat, or because they burned themselves on their hot coffee because they didn't know it was hot.

Robles is in the process of suing the pizza giant because its website and mobile app were not accessible to people with disabilities such as himself.

This is a lawsuit that began three years ago after he was unable to place an order for a pizza. Sure, he could have just picked up the phone and called it in, but what do I know?

Instead, this guy decided that Dominos has hurt his feelings and he is now entitled to a lot of money for his "pain and suffering"…and maybe hunger.

But it actually seems that he's doing well with the lawsuit because the U.S. Supreme Court just denied an appeal by Dominos which will inevitably push this lawsuit to trial.

According to Fox News,

Guillermo Robles said in the suit filed three years ago in Los Angeles that he had been unable to order a pizza because Domino's website lacked a reading software he used on other sites, Bloomberg reported.

He argued he was unable to order a pizza without the software he normally used. It worked only when a website's graphics had "alt-text," a description of the image that appeared on the screen when a cursor floated over it.

Without it, Robles said he was unable to order a customized pizza or use discounts offered exclusively online. Domino's argued the law applied to its store but not its website.

The ADA "does not demand full accessibility for each and every means of accessing the goods or services a public accommodation provides to the public," the company argued in its appeal. What matters was the "combined means of access to those goods or services," executives said.

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