ICYMI: ABC 30 Fresno Airs Alarming Report Investigating ADA Lawsuits

Thursday, May 5, 2016

ABC 30 News Fresno County
By Corbin Hoggard 
May 2, 2016 [Excerpts]

"Hundreds of Central Valley businesses have been sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act."

"And the disabled men behind many of those lawsuits are filing their own lawsuits, saying they were used and misled by lawyers lining their own pockets."

"A few of them...say they now feel used and misled, even embarrassed about their roles in the lawsuits..."I didn't expect this to be hurting a lot of business...I thought it was going to improve, to improve to make it right."

"Nearly all of them paid...thousands of dollars to avoid expensive trials. A few...say costly settlements forced them to shut down."

"And the lawsuits kept coming."

-- ABC 30 Action News Report, May 2, 2016