Serial ADA Suits Assail NYC Eateries Despite Recent Rebuke

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge's slap-down earlier this year of a serial Americans with Disabilities Act plaintiff has done little to curb similar actions hitting Manhattan's restaurant market, and while not all ADA suits are about "lining counsel's pockets," defense attorneys say vexatious suits could be curbed if legislators put new caps on damages.

In March, U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. ripped into a plaintiff and counsel team that had filed several ADA lawsuits against restaurants and bars, but defense attorneys argue such scoldings aren't...
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