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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 focus of the ADA turns to websites in the digital age: Is your site compliant?

This article is excerpted from research conducted by Emily R. Taylor, one of Porter Wright’s talented 2015 summer law clerks. Emily will enter her third year at Vanderbilt University Law School in the fall.  Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability ... Read More

DOJ Focuses On ADA Compliance In The Digital Age

When companies think about their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, most think about low-tech solutions like wheelchair ramps, elevators and handicapped parking spaces. New developments involving higher-tech devices, however, may soon require companies to rethink their online and in-store experiences for customers. For example, a slew of recent ... Read More

Reaches Agreement with Greyhound to Resolve Nationwide Pattern of Disability Discrimination

Under the terms of a consent decree filed by the Justice Department today, Greyhound Lines, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of intercity bus transportation, will implement a series of systemic reforms to resolve allegations that it repeatedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); will pay $300,000 in compensation to certain passengers with disabilities identified ... 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