News10NBC investigates: ADA lawsuits top 2,338 in New York; target malls, colleges, wineries and art galleries

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — More and more lawsuits are getting filed against restaurants, malls, wineries and art galleries for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

News10NBC found one man responsible for more than a hundred of them.

Our investigation started Tuesday. Now, News10NBC is finding out why the system allows all these lawsuits to happen.

The bottom line is there is nothing illegal about the lawsuits, so there is nothing to stop them. But critics say this is a cottage industry designed to make money for lawyers, not fix problems. And one solution to this stalled.

Tom Stebbins, Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York: “In 2014, it was just a small issue. Now, it’s a massive issue.”

View the full segment here.

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