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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
FORBES: The ADA Lawsuit Contagion Sweeping U.S. States

FORBES: The ADA Lawsuit Contagion Sweeping U.S. States

Abusive lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have spread across the country like an infectious disease plaguing small and micro businesses. Although California remains patient zero where the disease constantly mutates, small businesses in Florida, Texas, New York and states in between are now suffering from ADA lawsuit ... 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

Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories. explain how an ADA settlement can cost plenty and do nothing. The problem is simple. If ... Read More

Judge temporarily bans new ADA lawsuits, combines previous cases from controversial ‘advocacy’ group

PHOENIX – A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has combined more than a 1,100 disability-access lawsuits into a single case after a request by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. The controversial group behind the flood of lawsuits, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), is also temporarily barred from filing new ... Read More

PHOENIX – In a new decision, a judge ruled that a controversial group filing huge batches of disability-access lawsuits does not have standing to bring cases in federal court and scolded the group’s attorneys. Judge Murray Snow issued the order Thursday. It’s a decision that could have broader implications as ... Read More

What’s an “Implied” Request for an ADA Reasonable Accommodation?

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Seyfarth Synopsis: A divided panel of the Eighth Circuit recently decided that an employer may be required to assume or infer ... Read More