The Journal News/LoHud.com covered a report released last week by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York that details the increase in abusive lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
New York has seen a spike in “meritless and dubious” federal lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a report filed by a legal reform group claims.
Titled “Serial Plaintiffs,” the 11-page report by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York maintains that, while well-meaning, the law can be exploited by attorneys seeking hefty settlements, in some cases using “boilerplate” lawsuits.
More recently, there has been a spike in lawsuits accusing company websites as being in violation of ADA, a symptom of unclear language in the law that requires updating, according to the report.
The full story can be found here.