Preliminary Approval Granted in Class Action Settlement Providing Equal Accomodations to Wheelchair Using Baseball Fans at Angel Stadium
On March 9, 2012, the United States District Court of the Central District of California granted preliminary approval of the class action settlement agreement in the lawsuit (Case No. SACV 10-0853 DOC (ANx)) filed by J. Paul Charlebois against Angels Baseball LP and the City of Anaheim on behalf of a nationwide class of wheelchair users.
Under the terms of the settlement agreement, wheelchair users had the option of enjoying the baseball experience from various vistas with the same comfort and amenities offered to other fans. Also, wheelchair users, for the first time, were able to purchase tickets online like all other members of the general public.
Specifically, the settlement provided for:
Final Approval of the accessibility component of the settlement was heard on April 2, 2012. For more information on this case, contact Attorney V. James DeSimone.