McDonald’s Bags ADA Suit After Atty's 'Bad Faith' Evidence

Law360, Los Angeles (February 17, 2016, 10:50 PM EST) -- A McDonald’s Corp. franchise successfully shut down an Americans With Disabilities Act case after the lead plaintiff’s attorney was caught on tape collecting evidence for the suit in the place of his client in what amounted to "bad faith," according to a Ninth Circuit ruling on Wednesday.

Attorney Lynn Hubbard III had filed a case on behalf of Martin Vogel alleging that a particular California McDonald’s location wasn’t up to accessibility guidelines, complete with photos, a receipt for a soda, and a detailed description of Vogel’s alleged visit to the non-compliant store, according to case records.

But McDonald’s and its franchisee,...

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