Nov 15

AFTER DOJ LETTER ON WEBSITE COMPLIANCE, THE ADA GUESSING GAME CONTINUES

Posted by John McMickle

John D. McMickle is co-founder of North South Government Strategies, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm. He was previously a Judiciary Committee Counsel for Senator Charles Grassley and a Partner with Winston & Strawn, LLP. He is the author of a September 21, 2018 WLF Legal Backgrounder, The Americans with Disabilities Act and Cyberspace:…

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Sep 25

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Cyberspace: Who Will Provide Sorely Needed Guidance?

Posted by John McMickle

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, has the laudable purpose of providing “a clear and comprehensive national mandate” to promote access to public accommodations for the disabled by providing “clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards.” On the law’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Attorney General Loretta Lynch observed “the…

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Nov 14

‘Drive-by’ lawsuits under disabilities statute costing economy

Posted by John McMickle

Congress has recently taken up the issue of frivolous litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under this landmark legislation, owners of public accommodations are required to ensure that hotels, restaurants shopping malls and other places of business are accessible to the disabled. As a result of this law, disabled Americans are…

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