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Lawyers cash in on suits demanding ADA-compliant Web sites

Lawyers cash in on suits demanding ADA-compliant Web sites

The giant real-estate firm that was once the biggest political donor in New York is being sued by US Attorney Preet Bharara for not making one of its properties disability-friendly, new court papers charge. Glenwood Management — which had ties to now disgraced and convicted ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — has ... 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

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

State and federal legislation take new aim at predatory ADA lawsuits

The legislative fight against disability-based predatory lawsuits continues on state and national levels with new bills by Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray and Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham. Both lawmakers condemn shakedowns of businesses by plaintiffs demanding thousands of dollars to settle lawsuits based on the Americans with Disabilities Act and ... Read More