California is ground zero for ADA lawsuit abuse

Seth Sandronsky

Northern California Record

Aug 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO - State Rep. Ken Calvert, (R-CA) spoke out against abusive litigation brought on alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) earlier in the state's legislative session saying that businesses ought to be given a reasonable period of time to fix access problems.

“There’s an increasing number of lawsuits brought under the ADA that are based on a desire to achieve financial settlements rather than achieve the appropriate modifications for access,” he said.

Calvert's remarks came during his testimony at the Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee involving a proposal dubbed "ACCESS" (Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act of 2015, or H.R. 241, which he introduced more than a year and a half ago.

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