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Websites are the next frontier of ADA compliance

Since 1990, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has required places of public accommodation to meet certain standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities. The traditional definition of “places of public accommodation” – stores, schools, offices, etc. – has largely remained unchanged since the ADA’s enactment. However, ... Read More

UPS agrees to $2 million settlement in disability discrimination lawsuit

UPS has agreed to pay a total of $2 million to nearly 90 current and former employees to resolve a national disability discrimination lawsuit that challenged the company’s maximum leave policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by the EEOC in 2009 in Chicago federal ... Read More
64 lawsuits in two months: Are recent ADA suits “drive-by” litigation or a tool to help the disabled?

64 lawsuits in two months: Are recent ADA suits “drive-by” litigation or a tool to help the disabled?

A gubernatorial appointee who chairs the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council has filed dozens of lawsuits against small businesses over the past two months claiming they violate federal disability laws. The 64 lawsuits filed so far by Mellisa Umphenour of Arvada are nearly identical in content and scope to scores of ... 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

Does Your Small Business Need to be ADA Compliant?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to make “reasonable accommodations” for people with qualified disabilities, but only if those businesses fit certain guidelines. Some portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act contain an exemption for businesses that employ fewer than 15 people, for example, while other provisions apply to companies ... Read More

60 Minutes Goes Prime Time with ADA Drive By Lawsuits

In case you missed it, on December 4, 2016, the popular news program 60 Minutes aired a story on the alarming growing number of ADA drive-by lawsuits filed against businesses.  A transcript of the story is provided here. Title III of the ADA requires places of public accommodation, such as restaurants, banks, movie theaters and just ... Read More
GUEST EDITORIAL: Lawsuits by AID group create a ‘real dilemma’ for the disability community

GUEST EDITORIAL: Lawsuits by AID group create a ‘real dilemma’ for the disability community

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AZ Court of Appeals rejects ‘judge shopping’ request from controversial group filing ADA lawsuits

PHOENIX – The Arizona Court of Appeals denied a “judge shopping” request filed by a so-called advocacy group that’s flooded the Phoenix area with disability-access lawsuits. Presiding Judge Kent E. Cattani issued the ruling Wednesday. FULL COVERAGE: “CASH FOR COMPLIANCE?” Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) filed a special action ... Read More

Drive-By ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready?

Great article to checkout regarding ADA law suit drive-bys. Over the past several years, hoteliers, retailers and restaurant owners across the country have been slapped with thousands of private lawsuits for failing to meet the precise guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Often these lawsuits are brought by individuals who are not patrons ... Read More