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Re: RE: Legal requirements RE: statistics

From: Martin Sloan <martin.sloan@orange.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 15:48:16 GMT
To: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@email.com>
Cc: <kynn-eda@idyllmtn.com>, "Martin Sloan" <martin.sloan@orange.net>, "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "'Denise Wood'" <Denise_Wood@operamail.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, <charles@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2035a1cb0c.1cb0c2035a@orange.net>
This is also true. The UK code of practice definitely emphasises out of 
court concilliation as the way to go. Likewise, if we look at the big 
cases in America they have all been settled out of court (eg AOL etc) 
before a definite decision, and therefore a precedent in that state, 
can be reached.

Once again, this is a chicken and egg problem. Awareness will not come 
about until the argument is tested and accepted. But the chances of 
this happening are slim until there is greater awareness and someone 
has the determination to take the matter all the way.

----- Original Message -----
from: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@email.com>
date: Wednesday, January 16, 2002 8:13 am
subject: RE: Legal requirements RE: statistics

> Kynn asked why arent more lawsuits being filed.  My answer would 
> be at least
> in Australia because Law Suits are considered last resorts.
> 
> The first step would be a long process of concilliation probably 
> with the
> assistance of HREOC and resort to the court is only as a last 
> resort. I
> would be almost certain that this has occured in more than just 
> the SOCOG
> and the companies have done the right thing without legal action being
> needed.
> 
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2002 10:48:48 GMT

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