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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

Omaha Steaks among companies facing ADA compliance lawsuits over websites

Legal experts are calling it the next frontier when it comes to business compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: the Internet. Lawsuits are proliferating against business websites — civil suits citing lack of compliance with the law requiring companies to not discriminate against people with disabilities. In brick-and-mortar cases ... Read More

Cracker Barrel settles ADA federal lawsuit

PITTSBURGH — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a basketball star who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants are too steep or otherwise violate federal law. Sarah Heinzl, of Pittsburgh, plays on the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team and sued in 2014. ... Read More

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