If you are a owner of business or landlord of a commercial property and you have been served with an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit, filed in a California state or a California federal court, we may be able to help.
You may feel you are a victim of ADA lawsuit filed frivolously by a plaintiff who has filed hundreds of similar lawsuits in the past, or you just want to resolve this matter expeditiously with least amount of expense. We are here to help.
If you want to defend the lawsuit aggressively, here is a case that might offer some help.
In Molski v. Mandarin Touch Rest., 347 F. Supp.2d 860 (C.D.Cal. 2004), the court stated in part:
The scheme is simple: an unscrupulous law firm sends a disabled individual to as many businesses as possible, in order to have him aggressively seek out any and all violations of the ADA. Then, rather than simply informing the business of the violations and attempting to remedy the matter through conciliation and voluntary compliance, a lawsuit is filed, requesting damage awards that would put many of the targeted establishments out of business. Faced with the specter of costly litigation and a potentially fatal judgment against them, most businesses quickly settle the matter.
If you desire to settle quickly, time is of the essence. We could help you bring your property into compliance by working thru a qualified CASp inspector.
Under the California ADA laws, you may be able to reduce any damages or penalties by as much as 50% if certain modifications to your property are completed within 30 days of being served with an ADA lawsuit.
We have handled many ADA cases. We are familiar with the plaintiffs and attorneys who file such cases. Give us a call.