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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lawyers Exploit Disabilities Act

“A small cadre of lawyers, some from out of state, are using New York City’s age and architectural quirkiness as the foundation for a flood of lawsuits citing violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The lawyers are generally not acting on existing complaints from people with disabilities. Instead, they identify local businesses, like bagel shops and delis, that are not in compliance with the law, and then aggressively recruit plaintiffs from advocacy groups for people with disabilities.” (New York Times)

Every regulation is a potential profit opportunity for an enterprising lawyer.

FEE Timely Classic
“Terms of Impairment” by George C. Leef