Mandatory firings lead to $380K ADA settlement

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The money will be split among 13 employees at the company’s Chicago, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Diego facilities. Blanket policies that negate the reasonable accommodation process violate the ADA. The settlement also requires

Renovations On Community Theatre Underway Inside Soldiers And Sailors …

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Renovations will include a public elevator, handicap lift, and ADA restrooms, new seats, paint audience chamber, carpet. With the Community Theatre meeting ADA compliance, the facility will once again be available for rental. City officials project an

Wheelchair-bound attorney known for suing thousands of small businesses over …

Wheelchair-bound attorney known for suing thousands of small businesses over ADA to be disbarred. Wednesday Peters said Pinnock also filed lawsuits in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Over the years Alpine Fence owner William Lepetri told U-T

State fights disabled access ‘shakedowns’

 

State fights disabled access ‘shakedowns’

San Francisco Chronicle

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The California Commission on Disability Access will post a top 10 list of the most frequently cited violations on its website and is supposed to lead the charge in getting information out about the new state law and ADA compliance issues to the

NBC2 Investigates: ADA compliance

 

NBC2 Investigates: ADA compliance

NBC2 News

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Dietz has forced multi-million dollar settlements from several stores, because that’s one of the only ways to get stores to comply with ADA law. The NBC2 Investigators discovered there’s no organization that oversees or inspects for ADA compliance.

Calif. lawmakers pass ADA lawsuit abuse measure

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Also, the measure requires landlords to disclose whether their buildings or properties are state certified and in compliance with ADA laws. The bill — which will take effect immediately after getting Brown’s signature — hopefully will resolve

Cost of ADA Compliance $1M for North Adams

 

Cost of ADA Compliance $1M for North Adams

iBerkshires.com

The council on Tuesday heard an update on the federal audit of the city's ADA compliance and voted to raze a building if it isn't fixed by the end of September.
The council on Tuesday heard an update on the federal audit of the city’s ADA compliance and voted to raze a building if it isn’t fixed by the end of September.

Councilor Lisa Blackmer questioned why newer buildings, such as the library, were not ADA compliant. Building Inspector William Meranti, who with Administrative Officer Michael Canales was instrumental in negotiating a compromise on the lengthy

New ADA pool rules may reduce access

 

New ADA pool rules may reduce access

The Star Democrat

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As a private club the Elks is exempt from compliance with the Civil Rights Act, which Tyler said is used as the metric for deciding the necessity of ADA compliance. Of particular concern was a regular event the group holds for the Boy Scouts of America.

ADA complaints: A racket or fair notice?

 

ADA complaints: A racket or fair notice?

Corning Observer

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“All of the attorneys I have talked to, and there have been plenty of them, told me that while the letter isn’t legally binding, it is fair warning and that I am better off settling now and becoming ADA compliant than to fight it.” If he doesn’t settle and become

NLC Upgrading to ADA Standards

 

NLC Upgrading to ADA StandardsNorth Lake News Register

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New compliance standards set by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) came into effect in March, which means many minor construction projects will occur on all of the DCCCD campuses. “When the campus was built in the ’70s, these ADA compliances

Clear Channel Airports partners with Meridian for ADA-compliant airport …

 

Clear Channel Airports partners with Meridian for ADAcompliant airport

Digital Signage Today

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Under the ADA, U.S. airports fall under a special zone for compliance that must address physical reach and height regulations and, at the discretion of the airport, accessibility to the hearing impaired and the visually impaired for information

Regional News in Review – August 2012 « Access Press

 

Regional News in Review – August 2012 « Access Press

By Access Press Staff

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I look forward to continuing to work with U.S. Attorneys to advance ADA compliance efforts nationwide.” The Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney’s offices have long enforced the ADA in this area. This nationwide initiative seeks to focus and

Meridian launches ADA Compliant Interactive digital signage …

 

 

 

Meridian launches ADA Compliant Interactive digital signage

By aqureshi

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ADA compliance must address physical reach and height regulations and, at the discretion of the airport, accessibility to people with hearing, vision disabilities for Information Transaction Machines (ITM). Working with Clear Channel Airports

Crusader or Crackpot? – POST SCRIPTS

 

Crusader or Crackpot? – POST SCRIPTS

By Post Scripts

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The author, Melissa Daugherty, laments the tribulations of Ms. Becky Barnes-Boers, but says little about tribulations of the City of Chico over the vast number of tax dollars and man hours already invested in ADA compliance and other projects

Americans with Disability Act & Employee Wellness | The Exchange

 

Americans with Disability Act & Employee Wellness | The Exchange

By UCM Student

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The committee is composed of a diverse group of faculty, staff and students who work together and help to guide the University through compliance with the ADA law. The committee is also a place for members of the campus community to

 

Beach Access at Malibu Lagoon State Park Set to Change Thursday

Patch.com

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16, according to Craig Sap, district supervisor for California State Parks Los Angeles District. “It will give people a different view and Sap said the original layout of the beach access, which included a path over bridges, was not ADA compliant

KCMO makes changes to fulfill ADA Act

KCMO makes changes to fulfill ADA Act

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) –

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By Laura McCallister, Multimedia Producer By Emily Rittman, News Reporter

Something as simple as the height of a handrail can be taken for granted, unless a person has a disability. Now, Kansas City, MO, is making changes to fulfill the Americans with Disabilities Act through a new agreement….

 

Regional News in Review – August 2012 « Access Press

 

Regional News in Review – August 2012 « Access Press

By Access Press Staff

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I look forward to continuing to work with U.S. Attorneys to advance ADA compliance efforts nationwide.” The Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney’s offices have long enforced the ADA in this area. This nationwide initiative seeks to focus and

Disney Class Action Settlement Proposed

Disney Class Action Settlement Proposed

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Yesterday, the plaintiffs and defendants filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California a proposed class action settlement in Shields v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc..  The case was brought by three individuals with visual disabilities, on behalf of a class of individuals who lacked full and equal access to Disney’s theme parks because Disney failed to provide effective communication at its parks, imposed improper restrictions on service animals, and did not provide accessible websites.  The district court granted nationwide class certification for several proposed classes last year, but it also denied certification for others.  Yesterday’s proposed settlement seeks certification of four settlement classes (encompassing some of the classes the district court certified last year and others it refused to certify) and seeks to resolve the dispute.  Given the importance of the matters in dispute, and the nationwide nature of the class, this proposed settlement deserves careful scrutiny by the disability community.

Greening Los Angeles – Filling the Mostly Empty Glass

 

Greening Los Angeles – Filling the Mostly Empty Glass

City Watch

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Los Angeles’s Auto-Centric Design: In Los Angeles, auto-centric development blankets the metropolis from the foothills of the San Gabriel, San Bernardino, and Verdugo mountains to the Pacific coastline. …. To be effective, however, TOD must incorporate a full range of complimentary on and off-site improvements, such as street furniture, newspaper vending machines and pay phones, street vendors and kiosks, ADA curb-cuts and widened walkways, tree canopies, street lighting, and bike lanes. Based on Owen’s