New York Post — Lawyers Cash in on Suits Demanding ADA-Compliant Web Sites

In New York, 14 retailers have been sued in the past 13 days. The New York Post has published an article discussing these website access lawsuits claiming violation of the ADA. This is the latest trend of litigation abuse using the ADA. LRANY’s Tom Stebbins was quoted in the piece.

An excerpt:

“Retailers across the country are getting slammed for operating Web sites that discriminate against the blind or visually impaired.

Businesses in New York and California appear to be getting hit the hardest, legal experts said.

‘These are cut-and-paste lawsuits that are not about accessibility but about making money,’ according to Tom Stebbins, executive director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.

Meanwhile, Washington has yet to clarify the 1990, pre-internet law — and experts don’t expect a revised rule until 2018.

‘We are worried that New York will become worse than California, which has a $1 billion problem in these lawsuits,’ Stebbins said.”

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