Lawyers Eye Disability Act For Lawsuit Opportunities
The New York Times: Disabilities Act Used By Lawyers In Flood Of Suits
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 (Secret, 4/16).