California and Federal disability access lawsuit defense attorneys(Unruh, ADA)
Every day, countless California businesses and property owners are victimized by frivoulous disability access lawsuits under both California law (Unruh Civil Rights Act, Civil Code 51 et al.) and Federal law (Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA")). Threats of multi-million dollar civil judgments by lawyers filing these cases often succeed in convincing unsuspecting defendants to settle for upwards of $8,000. Often plaintiff lawyers or personal injury attorneys, these individuals have been covered extensively by the media and even been the subject of State Bar of California discipline cases. See, Prolific disabled-access lawyer to be disbarred, San Diego Tribune.
As disability lawyers defending California businesses against these wonton abuses of Unruh, ADA and other state and federal disability access laws, Reccius Law has successfully argued for dismissal of these frivolous lawsuits in under two months and without ever appearing in court! New legislation(SB 269) grants California small businesses named as defendants with certain new rights including applying for a stay of litigation and an Early Settlement Conference. Minium penalties (statutory damages) per violation are also cut in half (from $4,000 to $2,000) for elgible small businesses in California.
If you are a California business owner or individual being sued for violations of ADA and Unruh, you are in good company but need to do an attorney search and find an ADA defense lawyer. If you've been served with a civil complaint and summons for violations of ADA and Unruh, call or contact an experienced ADA defense lawyer like Reccius Law today to get crucual information you need to protect you and your business.
November 2017--Motion to Dismiss GRANTED, United States District Court Central Division
January 2019—Settlement reached for $3,500 (Plaintiff’s originial demand: $10,000)