Shell settles nationwide ADA suit over gas station access

June 19, 1998
Shell Oil Co. and lawyers for the disabled reached an agreement Thursday in a dispute over access at the company's service stations nationwide. Attorneys said the settlement, affecting more than 3,800 gas stations, is one of the most comprehensive under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
      ``We believe it will assist tens of thousands of individuals with mobility disabilities,'' said Jan Garrett, a lawyer with the Disabilities Rights Education and Defense Fund in Berkeley. ``They should be able to get gas, buy a soda . . . or use a restroom while they're on the road. Those are things people without disabilities take for granted."