Are All ADA/ Unruh Related Lawsuits Fraud?

“I have a dozen parking spaces open in my parking lot that he could have parked in. Why did we get sued, then? This must be fraud!” “All he had to do was ask me to help him out around the restaurant! I would have gladly accommodated him with whatever he needed. This lawsuit must […]

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The Effect of Jankey v. Lee on Disability Access Cases (ADA) in California

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court concluded that under California Civil Code section 55, attorney fees were mandatory for the prevailing party. In Jankey v. Lee, the Defendant conclusively established that the removal of architectural barriers at his store was not readily achievable, and therefore was entitled to judgment on all four of […]

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How Long Do I have to Respond to an ADA Related Lawsuit?

Depending on jurisdiction, a Defendant will have between twenty one (21) and thirty (30) days to respond to an ADA lawsuit or an Unruh lawsuit. Cases brought in Federal Court provide for a quick 21 day response, whereas complaints filed within the California system provide for 30 days. It is important to immediately begin preparing […]

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How Much Will This ADA / Unruh Lawsuit Cost Me?

At ADA Law Defense, this is the question we face most often, yet the most difficult to answer. Generally speaking, the more difficult the access barrier in question, the more expensive the case may turn out. For example, a simple barrier involving improper railings in the bathroom may cost a Defendant $25 dollars to fix. […]

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