Entries by Adam Morey

News10NBC: One man, 18 months, 124 ADA lawsuits over websites

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) — On Monday, one of the most exclusive wineries in the Finger Lakes got sued because of its website. The person suing Belhurst Estate Winery in Geneva is also suing 124 other places, and it’s all because of their websites.  The plaintiff’s name is Thomas Olsen. He is blind and lives in […]

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 […]

Law Journal: As Bid to Place Environmental Protection in NY Constitution Gains Steam, Backers and Foes Say It Could Spur Litigation

Lawmakers in New York passed a series of bills Tuesday aimed at protecting the state’s environment and the health of its residents, including the first step to a constitutional amendment that could have major legal implications for companies labeled as polluters. The constitutional amendment, which wouldn’t become law until 2022 at the earliest, could open […]

Legal Newsline: Lawsuit against TGI Friday’s over potato skins likely lawyer-driven, legal reform group says

Lawsuit against TGI Friday’s over potato skins likely lawyer-driven, legal reform group says By John Suayan | Apr 12, 2019 A prolific class action lawyer has sued TGI Fridays over its potato skins, alleging she was deceived by the packaging.  Attorneys C.K. Lee and Anne Seelig with the law firm Lee Litigation Group PLLC, of New York, filed […]

Finger Lakes Times: Wineries face ADA website woes

WRITE ON: Wineries face ADA website woes By MICHAEL J. FITZGERALD Apr 12, 2019 Spring in the Finger Lakes usually prompts lengthy conversations among winery owners about weather, prospects for the growing season and when tourists will start packing tasting rooms. But this spring many of those same owners added a potentially costly and worrisome […]

Andreatta: Steuben County woman wants Ricola to cough up $5 million

There is a tidal wave of class-action food labeling litigation flooding federal courts right now, led by lawyers looking to cash in on subjective interpretations of marketing terms like “natural” and “healthy.” A U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform study found 425 active cases between 2015 and 2016 compared to just 19 in 2008. A fifth were […]