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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

Uber and Lyft Under Growing Pressure For ADA Compliance?

This article covers the further suggested discrimination for vehicle transportation to those with disabilities in Uber and Lyft vehicles. This is the first time a state attorney general’s office is looking into the problem. Read on to find out more about this growing issue of how/if these modern taxi services will transport more specific customers with very different needs. ... Read More

Agreement with Carnival Corp. to Remove Barriers to Access on Cruise Ships

Here is an interesting article about accessibility on cruise ships. One wouldn’t have thought about it but just because your on water doesn’t mean your free of the ADA law. Read on about how Carnival Corp. is being held accountable for their accessibility. The Justice Department has signed a settlement agreement with Carnival Corp., to ... Read More
“How the New California Accessibility Code Can Help You”

“How the New California Accessibility Code Can Help You”

“Van Accessible Parking Requirements” Part 1 in a Series An article By Steven E. Schraibman, AIA, CPE, CASp One often hears someone somewhere talking about how there are always new rules, which restrict our freedoms and limit our options. One often hears someone somewhere say “in the good old days we didn’t need all these ... Read More
Solving the Mystery of California’s Restroom signage

Solving the Mystery of California’s Restroom signage

A History of California Restroom Signs CASI: Certified Access Specialist Institute An extremely useful article that you can find at, http://www.casinstitute.org/content/solving-mysteries-california-restroom-sign. California requires at least two signs to identify each restroom open to the public. Although this duplication seems unnecessary, there is a story to the rules that features the usual role players of government regulation – ... Read More
ADA Compliance- Who Should Care!

ADA Compliance- Who Should Care!

There are three types of buildings in California – those that have been sued for ADA non-compliance, those that are yet to be sued and those that will get sued again. A CASp certificate goes a long way to reducing one’s exposure and it also makes business sense. Rather than a business being subjected to ... Read More
ADA Mercenary

ADA Mercenary

  I’m often asked by business and property owners, “Why am I being sued? I have disabled patrons and I’ve never had a complaint that access to my facility is a problem.” Well, firstly disabled people are just regular people with disabilities. Many just want to go about their daily lives without having to slay ... Read More