Serial Plaintiff Turns California ADA Lawsuits Into a Lucrative Cottage IndustryA recent spate of lawsuits against Bay Area businesses for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act has the merchant community on edge.
Small Businesses in Alameda Targeted With Spate of Americans With Disabilities Act LawsuitsDozens of business owners in Alameda have been hit with an ADA lawsuit recently, all from one plaintiff: Orlando Garcia, the same person behind over a thousand similar ADA complaints in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chinatown Businesses Say They're Targets Of Frivolous ADA Lawsuits; DA InvestigatesDistrict Attorney Chesa Boudin's office is launching an investigation after his office said several Chinatown merchants were hit by potentially fake lawsuits and so-called "demand letters."
Judge: California Prisons Must Install Surveillance Cameras For Disabled InmatesA judge ruled this week that five prisons in California must install surveillance cameras in areas where disabled inmates gather and guards must wear body cameras.
Lyft Settles Federal Lawsuit Over Drivers Refusing Rides To People With Wheelchairs, WalkersLyft Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated federal law when some of its drivers refused to give rides to people using folding walkers or collapsible wheelchairs in the Los Angeles area, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Monday.
Northern California Attorney, ADA Crusader Charged With Tax FraudThe indictment alleges that Scott N. Johnson understated his income from 2012 to 2014 from settlements of lawsuits filed under the ADA.
Crosswalk Safety Feature Is Hazardous, Critics ClaimA crosswalk feature designed to help the visually-impaired is being scrutinized after a man says he needed surgery after falling down and breaking his leg because of it.
Longtime San Jose Deli Closing After Being Slapped With ADA LawsuitA popular San Jose deli will be closing its doors, after 67 years in business.
State Legislator Battles 'Serial Filers' Who Exploit Disability Act InfractionsKPIX discovered a “serial filer” of lawsuits to protest small businesses' alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act is currently wreaking havoc in the Bay Area.
Businesses Could Avoid ADA Lawsuits With Proposed 90-Day Grace PeriodA measure sponsored by California representative Jerry McNerney could give businesses 90 days to correct Americans with Disabilities Act violations before a lawsuit could proceed.
Supreme Court: Police Immune Over Shooting, Arrest Of Schizophrenic Woman In San FranciscoThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.