Bill to protect businesses from ADA 'nuisance' lawsuits passed by California state Senate
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California state Senate has approved a bill aimed at protecting small businesses from costly lawsuits involving the Americans with Disabilities Act.
SB1186 would stop plaintiffs and attorneys from demanding money before they file a lawsuit. At this point, however, the bill does not give businesses a chance to fix the violation to stop the lawsuit.
Some lawmakers are pushing for changes to the bill that would give business owners 90 days to fix the violation.
Eyewitness News has reported on several stories of local serial plaintiffs who target businesses for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. In one investigation, plaintiff James Cohan was seen hiking the same day he went to court claiming he was disabled.
Eyewitness News also did a story about Alfredo Garcia, a man in a wheelchair who has filed more than 500 lawsuits.
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