The Daily Pilot published CALA Southern California Regional Director Maryann Marino's letter "The Helm: A Victim of Lawsuit Abuse." Here is what she said:
"The reforms the California Legislature put in place three years ago to mitigate the problems of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) abuse are not working (Re: "Costa Mesa Bar Sued in ADA Compliance Lawsuit," July 8). Despite the California Commission on Disability Access' best intentions, small-business owners are still facing abusive ADA lawsuits.
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-San Diego) has recognized this issue in federal ADA lawsuits, and has introduced H.R. 881, the ADA Notification Act"
Click here to read the entire letter.