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The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Under Attack in Congress

The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Under Attack in Congress

The House Judiciary Committee is currently considering imposing significant limitations to the ADA through the passage of the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. On July 26, 1990, George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, proclaiming, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling ... Read More

Watch Out: Workplace Smells, ADA Disability, Telecommuting, and an EEOC Lawsuit

Seyfarth Synopsis: According to the EEOC in this just filed lawsuit, a home care services provider in North Carolina violated federal disability rights law when it rejected telecommuting requests from an employee whose asthma and COPD “made her sensitive to workplace smells.”  Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ... Read More

27 Years of ADA!

On July 26, 2017, the Department of Justice published “27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” a document that provides brief case highlights about the Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enforcement efforts this year. The document recognizes the ADA’s 27th anniversary and notes the Department’s role in advancing the ADA’s ... Read More

Cracker Barrel settles ADA federal lawsuit

PITTSBURGH — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a basketball star who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl, of Pittsburgh, plays on the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team and sued in 2014. ... 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

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
Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Disability Activist Ed Roberts

Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Disability Activist Ed Roberts

Throughout his lifetime, Roberts fought for people with disabilities to have the right to fully participate in society Google Doodle paid homage on Monday to what would have been the 78th birthday of pioneering disability campaigner Ed Roberts — who fought throughout his lifetime for people with disabilities to have the right to ... Read More
Controversial ADA serial suer files lawsuit against Arizona Attorney General’s Office

Controversial ADA serial suer files lawsuit against Arizona Attorney General’s Office

A controversial group that’s flooded the Valley with disability lawsuits is now suing the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, claiming that the state has failed to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) filed the lawsuit on December 7. It’s a direct challenge to the Attorney General in ... Read More
AZ Attorney General taking stand against controversial ‘advocacy’ group after ABC15 investigation

AZ Attorney General taking stand against controversial ‘advocacy’ group after ABC15 investigation

Attorney General Mark Brnovich said his office decided to take on a controversial “advocacy” group flooding the Phoenix area with disability-access lawsuits after an ABC15 investigation exposed the group “abusing” and “misusing” the legal system. “We do not believe that the people who are filing these lawsuits are concerned for ... Read More