Eliminate predatory ADA lawsuits

The Inland Valley Bulletin and the San Bernardino Sun published a commentary from CALA supporter John Selk enittled, "Eliminate predatory ADA lawsuits." Here is what he said:

"When President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) civil rights law in 1990, the intent was to prohibit discrimination based on disability and provide complete access for the disabled in public places. Sadly, opportunists have abused the law by filing tens of thousands of ADA lawsuits meant not to improve access for the disabled, but to extract money from small business owners, especially in California.

A loophole in the law allows professional plaintiffs in California to win monetary awards from noncompliant businesses of up to $4,000 per technical noncompliance. Because businesses often settle rather than pay litigation costs, these lawyers collect outrageous fees for ADA violations without ever ensuring the business owner improves accessibility."

Click here to read the letter.

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