Weak Accessibility Protection For Calif. Property Owners

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...
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