Fact Sheet

Proposed Consent Decree in United States v. QuikTrip Corporation (D. Neb.)

On July 15, 2010, the Department of Justice reached a settlement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with QuikTrip Corporation (QuikTrip), the owner and operator of more than 550 gas stations, convenience stores, truck stops, and travel centers ("Stores") located in the Midwestern, Southern, and Southwestern United States.  The settlement, which is in the form of a proposed consent decree, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska at the same time as the lawsuit.  The proposed consent decree must be approved by the Court.

The lawsuit alleges that QuikTrip Corporation has violated the ADA in the following ways:

The lawsuit was based on an investigation conducted by the Department after it received complaints from two individuals with disabilities who were concerned that the parking provided for persons with disabilities at a number of QuikTrip stores in and around Omaha, Nebraska, was not accessible.  The Department conducted an investigation, confirming that the stores at issue, which were built using prototype designs, had several inaccessible features, including the parking issues identified by the complainants.  The Department's investigation also revealed that QuikTrip's other stores, which were generally built from the same or similar prototype plans, had the same types of ADA violations. 

QuikTrip Corporation has denied any violations of the ADA but has worked cooperatively with the Department to resolve this matter without active litigation.  In the proposed consent decree, QuikTrip agrees to take the following actions to improve access for individuals with disabilities at QuikTrip Stores:

The parties have agreed that the proposed consent decree should be in effect for a period of four years after approval by the Court.

Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in convenience stores, gas stations, and other businesses that are open to the public which are known as places of public accommodation.  Discrimination includes

More information on the ADA is available on the Department's ADA Home Page at archive.ada.gov and at the toll-free ADA Information Line, 1-800-514-0301 (voice) and 1-833-610-1264 (TTY).


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