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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

Judge rules Arizona Attorney General’s Office can join ADA lawsuits as a defendant

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office can join a batch of ADA lawsuits filed by a controversial “advocacy” group. The order was issued Friday by Judge David Talamante and is included at the bottom of this story. The Attorney General’s Office took ... Read More

Sen. Flake visits businesses sued by controversial ADA ‘advocacy’ group

As Jeff Flake prepares to push new legislation to curb serial ADA litigation, the Arizona senator toured Valley businesses hit by a flood of disability lawsuits this year. Flake said he wanted to know more about the people who were sued by a controversial group called Advocates for Individuals with ... Read More

Sen. Flake visits businesses sued by controversial ADA ‘advocacy’ group

As Jeff Flake prepares to push new legislation to curb serial ADA litigation, the Arizona senator toured Valley businesses hit by a flood of disability lawsuits this year. Flake said he wanted to know more about the people who were sued by a controversial group called Advocates for Individuals with ... Read More
60 MINUTES: What’s a “drive-by lawsuit”?

60 MINUTES: What’s a “drive-by lawsuit”?

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but many business owners say they’re nothing more than a shakedown.   The following is a script from “Drive-by Lawsuits,” which aired on Dec. 4, 2016. Anderson Cooper is the correspondent. Katherine Davis ... Read More

Judge temporarily bans new ADA lawsuits, combines previous cases from controversial ‘advocacy’ group

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has combined more than a 1,100 disability-access lawsuits into a single case after a request by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. The controversial group behind the flood of lawsuits, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), is also temporarily barred from filing new ... Read More

Arizona Attorney General Steps In To Address The Surge In Access Suits Filed In His State

Seyfarth Synopsis: The number of access lawsuits has surged in both Arizona state and federal courts, prompting an unprecedented intervention by the Arizona Attorney General. By our count, nearly 300 ADA Title III lawsuits have been filed in federal court in Arizona this year to date. This number represents a ... Read More

The Lives, Faces and Stories Behind the ADA

Twenty six years ago today, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, he called it “powerful in its simplicity” and explained, “It will ensure that people with disabilities are given the basic guarantees for which they have worked so long and so hard: ... Read More

ADA ‘Drive-by’ Lawsuits are Targeting Restaurants

An increasing number of plaintiffs’ attorneys are targeting restaurants, bars, and retail establishments in urban areas for “drive-by” lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Despite its commendable purposes, the ADA has been increasingly abused by individuals, organizations, and plaintiffs’ attorneys for monetary gain. Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and ... Read More