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California Outpaces Other States in ADA Lawsuits

Vicky Nguyen, Jeremy Carroll and Kevin Nious

NBC Bay Area

Feb 19, 2014

California is home to more federal disability lawsuits than the next four states combined.

Depending on who’s telling the story—the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act in California is either working as intended to ensure equal access for the disabled, or it’s in desperate need of reform to reduce the number of lawsuits over technical violations of the law.

One thing is clear: the number of federal ADA lawsuits filed in the Golden State far outpaces any other state in the nation. Small businesses are sometimes caught between the threat of lawsuits and the challenge of  inscrutable building codes.

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