CALIFORNIA IS THE TOP TARGET FOR ADA TITLE III LAWSUITS

More ADA Lawsuits are filed in California than all the other states combined. One major reason for this is that under the Unruh Act, a plaintiffs can be awarded treble damages for every incident of discrimination, if they have suffered a personal injury. Proof of an actual injury does not have to be provided, if the reason for the personal injury is as a result of a barrier to access for the disabled party. 

CALIFORNIA: 2013 - 2021

CALIFORNIA HAD A 33% INCREASE PER YEAR OF FEDERAL ADA LAWSUITS

Data source: Seyfarth Shaw LLP on February 17, 2022

ADA LAWSUITS IN 2021

CALIFORNIA HAD 55% OF FEDERAL ADA LAWSUITS OUT OF TOP 10 STATES

Data source: Seyfarth Shaw LLP on February 17, 2022