Weak Accessibility Protection For Calif. Property Owners
October 11, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT
Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT) -- In an attempt to balance a response to perceived shakedowns of property owners by unscrupulous attorneys and their clients asserting specious accessibility claims, and a desire to incentivize compliance with accessibility requirements, the California Legislature has implemented California’s Construction-Related Accessibility Standards Compliance Act.
The Legislature has required the Division of the State Architect to establish and publiize a program for voluntary state certification of persons meeting the specified criteria as a certified access specialist (CASp).
The DSA publishes a list of persons who have received CASp...