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The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

by Dickinson Wright on

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the "Act") was enacted in 2005. The Act recognizes "the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario" and has, as its primary purpose,...more

Proposed “Homeless Person’s Bill Of Rights And Fairness Act” Will Have Huge Impact On Government And Business

by Allen Matkins on

California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, Civil Code Section 51, generally provides that all persons within California are free and equal, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability,...more

New Law Aims to Cut Abuse in Disability Access Lawsuits

Most business and commercial property owners have had at least one brush with a disability access lawsuit. Because a defendant in these lawsuits must pay a successful plaintiff’s attorneys' fees, the lawsuits are often...more

Property Owners Have No Indemnification or Other Liability-Shifting Rights Against Consultants Whose Advice Results in ADA Title...

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Owners of "public accommodations" covered by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as public entities with facilities governed by Title II of the ADA, often rely on the advice of consultants for compliance...more

Americans with Disabilities Act for Public Works (Presentation)

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

In This Presentation: - The ADA “Nightmare”; History: - Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990; - Title II applies to public entities: “Subject to the provisions of this subchapter, no qualified...more

New ADA Service Access and Facility Design Changes Implemented by the Department of Justice

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

Most companies are familiar with the “thou shalt not discriminate in any employment practices or decisions” part of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Such companies thus should be aware that this law has...more

ADA Changes Effective March 15, 2011: What it Means for Your Business

by Jackson Walker on

The U.S. Department of Justice’s amended Final Rule, which substantially revises and expands the regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), becomes effective on March 15, 2011. The revisions set forth...more

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