This week, LRANY co-hosted an event with the New York State Restaurant Association in New York City focusing on ADA Lawsuit Abuse. There is growing issue of serial litigants taking advantage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to force small businesses into a settlement. Often New York small businesses are sued by plaintiffs alleging their business is not ADA compliant, some plaintiffs have even sued 8 or 9 businesses in a single day. The goal of the ADA is to provide access to people with disabilities, not to profit trial lawyers.
Our event produced an industry expert panel, consisting of defense attorney – Joesph Lynett of Jackson Lewis, ADA building designer & consultant – John Salmen of Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc., and restaurant owner and ADA lawsuit victim – Jeremy Wladis of The Restaurant Group. The event brought together dozens of business owners and interested parties who received important and educational information on what the state of this issue is and how ti mitigate risk for their business.
We would like to thank our sponsors, panelist, and partners for making this successful event possible!