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May 11th, 2016

California Enacts Law to Protect Small Businesses from Predatory ADA Lawsuits

California, the nation’s #1 Judicial Hellhole, has taken a dutiful step forward to remedy the ADA lawsuit epidemic in the state. Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation which will curb the predatory filing of ADA lawsuits by serial plaintiffs, and reduce the burden on small businesses in the state. . . . → Read More: California Enacts Law to Protect Small Businesses from Predatory ADA Lawsuits

March 7th, 2016

ADA Shyster Caught on Video Disciplined by Federal Judge, Not So Much by State Bar Court

A California McDonald’s franchisee last month successfully beat back a fraudulent Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) case after a security camera caught the plaintiff’s lawyer visiting the premises and collecting evidence instead of his client . . . → Read More: ADA Shyster Caught on Video Disciplined by Federal Judge, Not So Much by State Bar Court

October 4th, 2012

Wheelchair Lawyer Alleged to Be Pervert and Fraud

In what might best be described as a what-goes-around-comes-around lawsuit, four female former employees of an infamous California wheelchair lawyer allege that he is guilty of sexual harassment, employment discrimination and fraud . . . → Read More: Wheelchair Lawyer Alleged to Be Pervert and Fraud

September 20th, 2012

ATRA applauds Governor Brown for Signing ADA Reform Legislation

On September 19, 2012, Governor Brown of California signed S.B. 1186 into law. This ADA reform legislation looks to better protect small businesses from frivolous ADA lawsuit abuse. . . . → Read More: ATRA applauds Governor Brown for Signing ADA Reform Legislation

September 13th, 2012

California Wheelchair Hustler Disbarred

One of California’s most notorious “frequent filers” of ginned up disability-access lawsuits has finally been disbarred . . . → Read More: California Wheelchair Hustler Disbarred

June 29th, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Lawsuit Seeking to Make All NYC Cabs Wheelchair Accessible

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has appropriately overturned a lower court that had ruled in favor of disability-access radicals who sought to force all taxis in New York City to become wheelchair accessible . . . → Read More: Federal Appeals Court Blocks Lawsuit Seeking to Make All NYC Cabs Wheelchair Accessible

June 25th, 2012

California Mom ‘n Pops Still Getting Rolled by ADA Racketeers, but Some Protection May Be Coming

California Small business owners are continuing to feel as though they have a target on their back when it comes to ADA litigation, but relief could be in sight. . . . → Read More: California Mom ‘n Pops Still Getting Rolled by ADA Racketeers, but Some Protection May Be Coming

May 9th, 2012

California Legislature Once Again Turns Back on Small Businesses, Defeats ADA Reform Legislation

On May 8, 2012, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee defeated A.B. 1878 (Beth Gaines-R) by a clean party-line vote of 3-7. This bill would have provided businesses much needed relief from frivolous ADA lawsuits. . . . → Read More: California Legislature Once Again Turns Back on Small Businesses, Defeats ADA Reform Legislation

March 28th, 2012

Senator Feinstein Calls on California Lawmakers to Enact Real ADA Reform

In recent weeks, US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) has taken California legislators to task and urged them to address the excessive amount of “predatory” disability lawsuits that are plaguing the state. . . . → Read More: Senator Feinstein Calls on California Lawmakers to Enact Real ADA Reform

September 6th, 2011

Los Angeles Newscast Catches ADA Fraudster on Daily Hike

Local TV new cameras recently caught a Los Angeles area serial plaintiff out for his daily hike, even though the scores of Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits he’s filed against small businesses there claim he’s disabled by “end-stage emphysema” and largely confined to a wheelchair . . . → Read More: Los Angeles Newscast Catches ADA Fraudster on Daily Hike

August 9th, 2011

Trial Lawyers Plaguing California Small Businesses

If it’s not with phony wheelchair access claims or absurd consumer protection lawsuits, California plaintiffs lawyers also extort money from small businessmen and women by exploiting an environmental law that’s ripe for reform . . . → Read More: Trial Lawyers Plaguing California Small Businesses

July 22nd, 2011

California Judges Bemoan Court Budget Cuts

A recent Los Angeles Times story reports that judges there are bemoaning sharp budget cuts. Pardon our lack empathy . . . → Read More: California Judges Bemoan Court Budget Cuts

April 29th, 2011

Wheelchair-Bound Woman in Texas Aids and Abets ADA Scam Artist Based in Florida

Past Judicial Hellholes reporting has documented ADA scam artists in California, Florida and elsewhere. But now Dallas-Fort Worth’s WFAA-TV reports that the scourge has spread to the Lone Star State, with help from a camera-shy shyster in the Sunshine State . . . → Read More: Wheelchair-Bound Woman in Texas Aids and Abets ADA Scam Artist Based in Florida

March 11th, 2011

ADA Racketeers Still on a Roll in California

Despite what were supposed to be small business-friendly reforms to California law two years ago, the pernicious wheelchair lawsuit industry there rolls on, destroying beloved community businesses and jobs . . . → Read More: ADA Racketeers Still on a Roll in California

January 2nd, 2011

ADA Litigation Kills Another California Small Business

The Sacramento Bee reports the latest small business closure resulting from yet another abusive disability access lawsuit. The San Francisco small bookstore owner who was forced out of business said of the wheelchair-bound professional plaintiff, he ” is picking off small business owners like grapes on a vine.” . . . → Read More: ADA Litigation Kills Another California Small Business