Federal Judge Rules in Kansas Segway Lawsuit

By: AP
By: AP

A federal judge rules that a Topeka's West Ridge Mall can't force a man to sign a waiver before allowing him to ride a Segway inside. John McElroy has a heart condition. He works for the state and
uses his two-wheel transporter around the Statehouse and in office
buildings.

But the Westridge Mall told him he had to sign a form agreeing to pay for any damages caused while riding his Segway. He sued the mall's owner, Simon Property Group, in U.S. District Court in March. U.S. District Judge Richard Rogers issued a restraining order preventing the mall from enforcing the policy.

Rogers called it ``unconscionable'' and said it violates the
Americans with Disabilities Act. The mall's manager and a Simon
attorney declined comment.


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