WHY ADA CLAIMS ARE RISING

A story in the insurance journal takes a look into why ADA claims are rising:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III lawsuits are up 63 percent over 2015, according to law firm Seyfarth Shaw.

ADA Title III prohibits businesses open to the public from discriminating on the basis of disability. The act applies to a variety of businesses and restaurants, including warehouses, movie theaters, schools, office buildings, day care facilities, doctors’ offices and any new construction of same must comply with the ADA construction standards.

According to Minh Vu, partner and ADA Title III leader at Seyfarth Shaw, the rise in ADA lawsuits has happened as more attorneys are getting into this line of litigation. “More lawyers are finding out that this is a very…lucrative practice,” said Vu.

The number of suits filed in federal court may top more than 7,000; more lawsuits were filed in the first half of this year than in all of 2013, according to the law firm’s research….

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