Robert McCarthy is a serial litigant. And the Americans With Disabilities Act is the weapon he uses to shake down his victims.
Since 2001, McCarthy has filed more than 250 lawsuits against small businesses throughout the Golden State, alleging various violations under the federal law (which, in turn, constitute violations of California’s Civil Code).
Every infraction can cost $4,000. And with McCarthy alleging multiple infractions in most of his ADA suits, his victims have considerable motivation to pay him a reduced settlement to go away.
Here’s what particularly galls about McCarthy, who shamelessly exploits the fact that he is wheelchair-bound: He’s not a California resident. He resides in an Arizona assisted-living facility.
It’s because he finds California such a target-rich environment for ADA litigation that he makes a yearly trip to our fair state to seek out fresh prey. Read more…
CORPUS CHRISTI – By the end of April, Nueces County may be the first county in the state of Texas to have all its voter registration materials available in Braille, large print, audio and HTML formats. These alternate means to communicate is part of changing policies the county is recommending to get in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read More
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in College programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures:
Los Angeles Community College District and East Los Angeles College will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all College programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in College facilities, even where pets are generally prohibited.
Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a College program, service, or activity, should contact the office of East Los Angeles College, ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event
The ADA does not require the College to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
The College will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs
Concerns that a College program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:
East Los Angeles College
323-265-8631 fax firstname.lastname@example.org
After receiving complaints about tables, chairs, sandwich boards and planters encroaching into the sidewalk right of way in downtown, the city is reminding downtown business owners that a swath 48 inches wide must be maintained under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The McMinnville Downtown Association will be hosting a meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, at the Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant, to field merchant questions.
The ADA requires cities to maintain 48 inches of clearance so people can navigate sidewalks in wheelchairs.Read more…