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Lawyer for Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Quietly Files More Serial ADA Lawsuits Targeting Valley-Area Hotels and...

by Jaburg Wilk on

The lawyer for the controversial Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), the organization that launched over a thousand nearly identical lawsuits against Arizona businesses last year, has quietly been filing a...more

Arizona Attorney General Secures Dismissal of 1,700 Lawsuits By Serial Plaintiffs

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A state court has granted the Arizona Attorney General’s Motion To Dismiss approximately 1,700 Arizona access lawsuits on grounds that the organizational and individual plaintiffs lacked standing to sue....more

Hospitality Industry Law Newsletter

by Buchalter on

New Labor Code Section Prevents Employers from Using Out-of-State Choice of Laws Provisions in Contracts with California Employees - On September 27, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law impacting the contract...more

Increasing Legal Scrutiny of Website Accessibility in the Real Estate Industry

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

From fair housing laws to licensing requirements, the real estate industry is accustomed to navigating various legal constraints and requirements. However, as a result of current ambiguity in the law, class action lawsuits...more

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Decision Excluding Guarantors from ECOA Protection

by Lathrop Gage on

4-4 Decision Keeps Issue Unresolved Outside of 8th Circuit - On March 22, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Lathrop & Gage LLP client Community Bank of...more

Are Hidden Title III Claims Lurking in Your Business?

With the extraordinary volume of Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Title III claims clogging the courts, and an increase in the number of plaintiffs’ lawyers litigating ADA issues, we can expect to see another flood of Title...more

California Appellate Court Holds Unruh Act Does Not Apply to Legislative Action

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Decision Comes in Short-Term Rental Ordinance Litigation - California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which prohibits a business establishment from discriminating in housing or other accommodations, does not apply to an...more

Wave of ADA Public Accommodation Lawsuits Continue to Spread, Hits Illinois

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in Illinois of private plaintiff lawsuits filed under the public accommodation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Public accommodation lawsuits have been...more

2d Cir Extends Williamson County Ripeness "Final Decision" Requirement To ADA Claims

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Ah, Williamson County. We've ranted about it before, so we won't do so here (again). But takings mavens know that a property owner must meet two tests before she can raise a takings claim against a state or local government...more

Second Circuit Restores Litchfield Synagogue's Lawsuit

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

A lawsuit filed by a Litchfield Jewish organization has been reinstated, giving the group new hopes it will ultimately win approval to build a 20,000-square-foot synagogue and community center near the historic...more

Court Stops Serial Plaintiff's Latest Effort: Payne v. Chapel Hill North Properties

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina recently dismissed an Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) case filed by Denise Payne, a Florida resident, and National Alliance for Accessibility,...more

SB 1186 Update: California Legislature Attempts to Promote Compliance with Accessibility Standards and to Curtail Vexatious...

by Mintz Levin on

In September 2012, the California State Legislature enacted SB 1186 in an effort to cut back on opportunistic litigation and encourage compliance with disability access laws. The new law imposes additional notice, procedural...more

LIttle Nell, et. al. v. City of Houston, et. al.

Immunity and Jurisdictional Drainage Fee Flow Chart

by Brandon Barchus on

Jurisdictional Flow Chart created in response to a Plea to the Jurisdiction filed by the City of Houston and Daniel Krueger, in his official capacity, claiming the 129th District Court of Harris County, Texas, has no...more

California Property and Business Owners Gain Protection from Predatory ADA Lawsuits

by Allen Matkins on

California business owners gained new protection against expensive, predatory lawsuits involving disability access laws last week as Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1186. It became effective September 19, 2012....more

Kubicki v Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems et al.

County Sheriff May Appoint Special Deputies by Written Agreement to Execute Foreclosures

by Carson Tucker on

In this case, the Michigan Court of Appeals found nothing improper in a signed agreement by a county sheriff and a process serving company wherein the president of the process serving company was appointed a special deputy...more

After you buy a property .......

by S Hemanth on

Purchase of immovable property comprises various steps, broadly categorised as post and pre-registration. Here are few measures the purchaser is required to take after purchase of the...more

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