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House Approves Disability Lawsuit Bill

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has approved legislation designed to crack down on disability access lawsuits that opponents say are just shakedowns for quick cash settlements. The measure targets what legislators call unscrupulous attorneys who they say are exploiting businesses by finding violations with the Arizonans with Disabilities Act ... Read More
Why Claims Under Americans with Disabilities Act Are Rising

Why Claims Under Americans with Disabilities Act Are Rising

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III lawsuits are up 63 percent over 2015, according to law firm Seyfarth Shaw. ADA Title III prohibits businesses open to the public from discriminating on the basis of disability. The act applies to a variety of businesses and restaurants, including warehouses, movie theaters, ... Read More

Religious Institutions Exempt from ADA but Encouraged to Comply

In northwest Gainesville, Florida, Trinity United Methodist Church has developed a new playground on the church property that will be completely compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The new playground includes a Noah’s Ark with Bible verses in Braille, a chapel with specially designed wider doorways, removal of other ... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Confidential contract exposes serial suers’ financial operation

ABC15 has obtained a confidential contract that exposes how a controversial Arizona group is attempting to turn lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act into a lucrative money-making operation. Here are the basics: Plaintiffs are paid $50 per lawsuit. In return, the company pays all attorney, legal and court ... Read More

Predatory Lawsuits only hurt ADA Compliance

It’s been 27 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law; businesses should be in compliance with rules that ensure disabled individuals can access buildings, restrooms and services. But we are dismayed that those businesses not in compliance, however slightly, are being sued without notice or chance to first ... Read More

Arizona Attorney General Sued for Not Enforcing the ADA

Members of AID Take Brnovich to Court for Turning a Blind Eye to Over 9,000 Documented ADA Violations MESA, ARIZONA, MARICOPA, December 9, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Members of Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities – Foundation (“AID”), filed a lawsuit known as a writ of mandamus, against the Arizona State Attorney ... Read More

Disability rights group sues Uber over wheelchair access

MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago disability rights group sued Uber Thursday over wheelchair accessibility, arguing that the mobile ride-hailing company’s adherence to federal disability laws “ranges from token to non-existent” despite its expanding role in the nation’s transportation system. The 19-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District ... Read More
Is your business complying with disabled-access laws?

Is your business complying with disabled-access laws?

Here’s an older article we were in with the Union Tribune about the importance of complying with ADA laws. State-certified inspections • A 2008 state law, SB 1608, was intended to increase compliance with laws providing equal public access to businesses for people with disabilities while reducing unwarranted litigation. It ... Read More