Disability Lawsuits Hit U.S. Businesses in Record Numbers
According to industry associations and business owners, serial plaintiffs filing dozens or hundreds of lawsuits are increasingly using the Americans with Disabilities Act to extract settlements of tens of thousands of dollars.
Amid the pandemic, small businesses have faced soaring inflation, labor shortages, and supply-chain problems. Now they face another unexpected challenge: disability lawsuits.
Serial plaintiffs are increasingly using the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act to extract tens of thousands of dollars in settlements – not to promote access as the landmark law intended.