The Americans with Disabilities Act was intended to ban discrimination in places of public accommodation. But there has been a significant rise in "tester" or "drive-by" lawsuits that are filed by individuals who were never actual customers of the businesses sued. This phenomenon has been legitimized by recent appellate court opinions, which deem it completely legal to sue a business for ADA violations, even where the lawsuit is not filed by a “bona fide” or legitimate customer of the business.
If you are facing a drive-by or tester ADA lawsuit, it is critical to retain experienced counsel, with proven strategies for containing and eliminating these lawsuits. The Law Offices of Nolan Klein is prepared to use our years of experience, and deep knowledge of ADA laws to defend your business and interests.
We represent a wide range of businesses sued in “drive-by” ADA lawsuits, including:
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Drive-by lawsuits are cases brought on by individuals who are not real customers or patrons of the businesses being sued. These individuals visit a business for the sole purpose of finding an ADA violation and then filing a lawsuit.
In drive-by lawsuits, the plaintiff will often seek the following:
Depending on the state, the plaintiff might also be entitled to recover damages. These lawsuits end up hurting businesses financially, while the plaintiff, who was never a customer in the first place, might never even return to the business or bothers to check whether the lawsuit actually created ADA compliance.
Drive-by lawsuits can occur frequently, and are growing exponentially. It is critical that your business retain experienced legal counsel, with the skill, knowledge, and ability to limit the financial consequences of these lawsuits, and to extricate you from litigation as fast as possible. If you have been targeted by a drive-by Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit, call us to discuss your situation, and to learn more about our services.
During your free consultation, we will be happy to discuss:
Ideally, drive-by lawsuits can be prevented by ensuring full compliance with ADA laws. But this is not always possible, and not always required. By consulting with our ADA lawyers, we can determine the changes that are really necessary, and changes that will avoid future drive-by lawsuits.
Give us a call at (877) 253-5406 to explore your options.