Judge Says Hollister Stores Violate ADA

Not wheelchair accessible enough


A Denver-based federal judge has ruled that the entrances to hundreds of Hollister stores nationwide violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Two months after U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel ordered Hollister parent company Abercrombie & Fitch to work with disability rights advocates to make its Hollister teen stores accessible, the two sides failed to come to agreement.

"They're digging their heels in. They've been digging in their heels all the way," said Julie Farrar, a named plaintiff in the four-year legal battle. The case grew from complaints filed against two stores in Colorado. It's now a class-action suit targeting 248 Hollister stores around the country.