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EXCLUSIVE: Confidential contract exposes serial suers’ financial operation

ABC15 has obtained a confidential contract that exposes how a controversial Arizona group is attempting to turn lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act into a lucrative money-making operation. Here are the basics: Plaintiffs are paid $50 per lawsuit. In return, the company pays all attorney, legal and court ... 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

60 Minutes Goes Prime Time with ADA Drive By Lawsuits

In case you missed it, on December 4, 2016, the popular news program 60 Minutes aired a story on the alarming growing number of ADA drive-by lawsuits filed against businesses.  A transcript of the story is provided here. Title III of the ADA requires places of public accommodation, such as restaurants, banks, movie theaters and just ... Read More

‘Hamilton’ sued, accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act by blind theatergoer

The producer of “Hamilton” has been sued by a blind theatergoer who claimed that the blockbuster Broadway musical violates federal law by failing to offer services to help blind and visually impaired people enjoy the show. In his complaint on Monday, Denver resident Mark Lasser said Hamilton Uptown LLC and ... 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

Questions raised about official IRS non-profit status of ADA serial lawsuit filers

Valley attorneys and business owners are raising questions about the non-profit status of a controversial group that’s become the nation’s most prolific filer of disability lawsuits. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) has filed more than 1,700 lawsuits in the Phoenix area since February. INTERACTIVE MAP: See AID’s 1700 lawsuits ... Read More

Justice Department Sues Harris County, TX under Title II of the ADA for Inaccessible Polling Places

The Justice Department, along with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, filed a lawsuit yesterday in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division against Harris County, Texas. The lawsuit, filed under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act ... 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 class actions allege that card ... 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

Drive-By ADA Lawsuits: Are You Ready?

Great article to checkout regarding ADA law suit drive-bys. Over the past several years, hoteliers, retailers and restaurant owners across the country have been slapped with thousands of private lawsuits for failing to meet the precise guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Often these lawsuits are brought by individuals who are not patrons ... Read More