MORE PROOF THAT TORT REFORM NEEDS TO BE A PRIORITY IF WE WANT TO GET THE ECONOMY GROWING AGAIN:
A small cadre of lawyers, some from out of state, are using New York City’s age and architectural quirkiness as the foundation for a flood of lawsuits citing violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
"I think it is tragic that people are angry at the lawyers because they are forcing businesses to comply with a 20-year-old law. It shows how poorly people with disabilities continue to be treated by our society."
The lawyers are generally not acting on existing complaints from people with disabilities. Instead, they identify local businesses, like bagel shops and delis, that are not in compliance with the law, and then aggressively recruit plaintiffs from advocacy groups for people with disabilities.
The plaintiffs typically collect $500 for each suit, and each plaintiff can be used several times over.
The lawyers, meanwhile, make several thousands of dollars, because the civil rights law entitles them to legal fees from the noncompliant businesses.LAWYERS LOOKING TO GET RICH ON LAWSUITS ARE A CHIEF REASON CONGRESS PASSES LAWS LIKE THE ADA.
AND MALICIOUS AVARICIOUS TORTS ARE A MAJOR REASON BUSINESSES HAVE A TOUGH TIME MAKING MONEY.
AND REMEMBER: LAWYERS ARE HUGE PART OF THE DEMOCRAT MACHINE. RIGHT AFTER TEACHERS, AFSCME, SIEU AND THE UAW.
MITT IS NOT A LAWYER.
OBAMA IS. SO IS BIDEN.