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Justice Department Settles with Restaurant that Refused Veteran with Service Dog

The Justice Department reached an agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the When Pigs Fly BBQ Pit restaurant in Westfield, New York to resolve a complaint under title III of the ADA. The Department’s investigation found that the restaurant discriminated against a veteran with PTSD when it refused to ... Read More

UPS agrees to $2 million settlement in disability discrimination lawsuit

UPS has agreed to pay a total of $2 million to nearly 90 current and former employees to resolve a national disability discrimination lawsuit that challenged the company’s maximum leave policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by the EEOC in 2009 in Chicago federal ... Read More
FORBES: The ADA Lawsuit Contagion Sweeping U.S. States

FORBES: The ADA Lawsuit Contagion Sweeping U.S. States

Abusive lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have spread across the country like an infectious disease plaguing small and micro businesses. Although California remains patient zero where the disease constantly mutates, small businesses in Florida, Texas, New York and states in between are now suffering from ADA lawsuit ... Read More

Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories. explain how an ADA settlement can cost plenty and do nothing. The problem is simple. If ... Read More

Sen. Flake visits businesses sued by controversial ADA ‘advocacy’ group

As Jeff Flake prepares to push new legislation to curb serial ADA litigation, the Arizona senator toured Valley businesses hit by a flood of disability lawsuits this year. Flake said he wanted to know more about the people who were sued by a controversial group called Advocates for Individuals with ... Read More

DOJ Agreement Ensures Access for Persons with Disabilities in Galveston County, Texas

Its a big step for ADA compliance. The settlement states Galveston County, Texas will have to improve their ADA compliance now too. We are seeing more and more of these cities come under review like this and lose. Read on to find out more about yet another big win for ADA. The Justice Department today announced a Project ... Read More

Settlement Brings Real Change in Lumpkin County

Not only will this agreement bring forth real physical environmental change in terms of creating accessible entrances, parkings, routes, ramps, and so on for those with disabilities. It also aims to educate about ADA compliance in general. Read on and find out what all these changes are and what this means for Lumpkin County, Georgia. ... Read More

Oregon Settlement Forms Real Jobs for People with Disabilities

An interesting settlement has been made arguing for the right of those with disabilities to receive state funded employment services. What are your opinions on this settlement? Let us know in the comments below. The U.S. Justice Department announced today that it has entered into a proposed settlement agreement with the State of Oregon. The ... Read More

Update: Carnival Cruise Ships ADA Settlement

This is an update of the Carnival Cruise Ships case we brought to you weeks ago concerning the accessibility of these cruise ships to be made accessible for those with disabilities. There has finally been a settlement and Carnival did not win. The ruling followed that Carnival must make 62 of their flagship cruise liners ... Read More