Another Scam Against Business Owners

A recent article from In Business Las Vegas points out a new scam involving the Americans With Disabilities Act.  It seems that profiteers are using the ADA as an excuse to file complaints against small businesses.  Their lawyers send letters demanding payment for alleged injuries.  If the business owner doesn’t comply, an ADA complaint will be filed.  One plaintiff in California is known to made more than 300 such complaints.

Not only does this sleezy practice hurt many business owners, but it also hurts the very people that the ADA was designed to help, Americans with disabilities.  According to Andrew Imparato, president of the American Association of People with Disabilities, "There are
these individuals and boutique law firms that make a business out of
filing 75 claims at a time and it leads to a strong backlash against
the ADA and it can do harm to the cause of increasing access for those
with disabilities."

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