Hollister Settles Store Accessibility Lawsuit Filed In Denver

A lawsuit that began in Denver will mean changes at Hollister clothing stores around the country.

The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition sued the company after five Coloradans who use wheelchairs could not get past the steps at the stores’ front entrances.

A judge in Denver on Thursday approved a settlement plan that will see Hollister remodel dozens of stores across the U.S.

"The key, I think, really is the sense that individuals who use wheelchairs can enter the stores at the same entrance as individuals who do not use wheelchairs," said Attorney Kevin Williams, who represented the coalition.

He said a quarter-century since the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, there are still problems that need to be fixed.

Hollister has four stores in Colorado, around the metro area and in Colorado Springs.