- Access Lawsuits: Private Enforcement of Accessibility Leads to Profitable Settlements Rather than Practical Access Solutions.
- April 2020 – Observations from the Trenches.
- Can an ADA website lawsuit violate the 1st Amendment?
- Court rules that ADA lawsuits are immune from Civil action by the state, even if alleged to be fraudulent.
- Riverside District Attorney sues ADA litigants
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Access Lawsuits: Private Enforcement of Accessibility Leads to Profitable Settlements Rather than Practical Access Solutions.
It’s probably fair to say that the U.S.A. is the World’s leading proponent for capitalism and private enterprise. As President Reagan famously asserted in his 1981 inaugural address, “government is not the solution to the problem; government is the problem.” … Continue reading
April 2020 – Observations from the Trenches.
There’s been no slow down in the number of accessibility lawsuits filed during the Corona Virus Stay-at-Home mandate. Process servers have been out serving lawsuits but hopefully not spreading the virus. At least thus far. A lot of the traditional … Continue reading
Can an ADA website lawsuit violate the 1st Amendment?
Can a website accessibility lawsuit violate a person’s first amendment rights of free speech? This is a question that has been intriguing me as the Courts have been increasingly generous in allowing these lawsuits to go forward. The lawsuits have … Continue reading
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Court rules that ADA lawsuits are immune from Civil action by the state, even if alleged to be fraudulent.
It has not been a good summer for stemming the tide of shake-down lawsuits filed under the banner of the ADA. Courts. On April 24, 2019, the District Attorney of Riverside County filed a civil lawsuit, People of the State … Continue reading
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Riverside District Attorney sues ADA litigants
The Riverside District Attorney’s Office has taken a momentous step in curbing abusive ADA litigation. On April 24, 2019, The DA’s office filed a lawsuit against Craig Gerald Cote, 67, of Huntington Beach, Babak Hashemi, 40, Joseph Richard Manning, 50, … Continue reading
Can you get justice for a fraudulent ADA lawsuit?
I often get the question: “Can I sue them back”? People who are sued by ADA plaintiffs know in their hearts that many, if not most, of the ADA lawsuits are essentially extortive, and did not involve a real disabled … Continue reading
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Surge in website accessibility lawsuits continues
A recent article noted that 75 New York City art galleries got sued for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additionally, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held, despite the absence of government regulations or standards for private websites, … Continue reading
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Is Your Website Vulnerable to an ADA Lawsuit?
Published originally at oscodelaw.com as: Are Your Websites at Risk for an ADA Lawsuit? Enacted in 1990, and amended multiple times since, the The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to ensure equal access for people with a wide range … Continue reading
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California AB 1521 now law: Strongest measure yet to curb ADA abuse
Assembly Bill 1521 was signed into law on Oct. 10, 2015. It attempts to curb disabled access lawsuit abuse, in particular by “frequent filers.” Like its predecessors, Senate Bill 1608 in 2008 and Senate Bill 1186 in 2012, AB … Continue reading
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How to minimize your liability right after a disabled person sues you
As is oft repeated in this blog and elsewhere, the ADA in combination with California discrimination statutes creates a perfect storm for those wanting to use legal process more than merit to force businesses into disproportionate monetary settlements. Relief has … Continue reading