Judge OKs blind man's lawsuit over drive-thru policy

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a blind man’s lawsuit can go forward against McDonald’s arguing he can only purchase food in the middle of the night if he has a vehicle.

Scott Magee filed a lawsuit in May in Chicago federal court alleging that only offering service at drive-thru windows when the restaurant’s inside is closed violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Chicago Tribune reports the Louisiana man wants the Illinois-based fast-food chain to find a way to sell its food to those who physically can’t use a drive-thru.

Many locations operate only as drive-thrus late at night for security reasons.

A judge ruled last week that Magee’s lawsuit can go forward despite McDonald’s efforts to have it dismissed. Magee is seeking class-action status.


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