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Disability Lawsuits Hit U.S. Businesses in Record Numbers

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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. (Bloomberg) — U.S. ...

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Lawsuit: IHSA subject to Americans with Disabilities Act

August 06, 2012 10:26 pm, By Edith Brady-Lunny | eblunny@pantagraph.com CHICAGO — The Illinois High School Association should be required to provide equal competition opportunities for athletes with disabilities, according to arguments filed by the U.S. Department of Justice in a federal lawsuit pending against the Bloomington-based organization. The Statement of Interest by federal prosecutors supports the position of Illinois Attorney Lisa Madigan that the IHSA is required to follow all the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, including a rule that prohibits discrimination by private entitles that own, lease or operate places of public accommodation. The Justice Department has not...

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