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Why Claims Under Americans with Disabilities Act Are Rising

Why Claims Under Americans with Disabilities Act Are Rising

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III lawsuits are up 63 percent over 2015, according to law firm Seyfarth Shaw. ADA Title III prohibits businesses open to the public from discriminating on the basis of disability. The act applies to a variety of businesses and restaurants, including warehouses, movie theaters, ... 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
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

THE ANATOMY OF AN ADA LAWSUIT

The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted with the purpose of eliminating discrimination against persons with disabilities. However, the ADA is sometimes used by a few disabled individuals and organizations who file numerous lawsuits to obtain quick settlements from smaller businesses. These individuals have the set up for an ADA ... Read More

“Deaf Culture” Expert to testify at trial? Judge allows EEOC to test the limits

In the last couple of years, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has prosecuted at least 12 lawsuits on behalf of deaf or hard-of-hearing employees or job applicants. And, within the last 10 years, the U.S. Department of Justice has litigated and/or settled close to 40 ... Read More

Warned but Not Forgotten, Tacopocalypse Sued for ADA Violations

This is one example of a case where not biting the hand that feeds isn’t true. After being warned numerous times and claiming to eventually fix their ADA issues but not following through, the popular food paradise Tacopocalypse was finally sued friday. Read on to find out how it could have been avoided… The owner of ... Read More

Settlement Brings Real Change in Lumpkin County

Not only will this agreement bring forth real physical environmental change in terms of creating accessible entrances, parkings, routes, ramps, and so on for those with disabilities. It also aims to educate about ADA compliance in general. Read on and find out what all these changes are and what this means for Lumpkin County, Georgia. ... 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

Miami University: Can’t Teach Students With Disabilities?

Here is an article we find very controversial in the disability world mainly because the very right of an individual to learn is in question.  This is due to inaccessible materials being provided to students with disabilities. So we ask, isn’t the point of a University to provide a foundation for young adults to learn. Well in this ... 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