Kmart Settlement

There's a multi-million dollar settlement for disabled customers of Kmart.

Yesterday, the company agreed to a $13 million settlement of a class action lawsuit over access for disabled shoppers.

The agreement was filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.

It gives the company seven and a half years to bring its stores into compliance with federal standards for merchandise, counters, restrooms, fitting rooms and parking lots.

The settlement includes eight million dollars in cash and five million dollars in gift cards.

It'll be distributed to class action plaintiffs in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Texas.

Kmart spokesman Chris Brathwaite won't speculate on how many of its 1,400 stores might require changes or how much that might cost.

U.S. District Judge John Kane must still approve the settlement.

People eligible for a share of the $13 million will get a chance to comment on it before it becomes final.