Tag: ADA

ADA Shakedown Lawsuits Are on the Rise

Before Roozbeh Farahanipour became chair of the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, his restaurant was sued because the bathroom was non-compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “It lacked guard rails and the bag hook was too high on the bathroom door,” he said. Farahanipour settled with the law firm that filed…


Parents of Disabled Child Sue Pennsylvania School to Reinstate Mask Mandate

The parents of a medically fragile 6-year-old child are suing the Cumberland Valley School District in Pennsylvania to change its masking policy from masks optional back to mandatory masking for all. By permitting optional masking, the school board forces the parents of medically fragile children with disabilities into an unfair decision of keeping the child…


Biden: ‘Long COVID’ to Qualify as Disability Under New HHS Guidance

President Joe Biden announced on Monday that Americans suffering from long-term health problems after contracting the CCP virus should be protected as a disability under federal civil rights laws. “I’m proud to announce a new effort, the first of its kind, to help Americans grappling with long term effects of COVID-19 that doctors call long-COVID,” Biden…


Small Chinese Restaurants in New York Targeted for Disability Lawsuits

Many small Chinese restaurants in New York are being targeted by lawsuits brought against them under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and it’s a nationwide trend. The steps at the entrance of a Chinese restaurant in New York’s Chinatown have landed the owner in legal trouble. On July 4, Lin Kwok Keung, a wheelchair-bound…


Disneyland Vaccination Site Reopens for the Disabled Community 

A large-scale vaccination site based at a Disneyland parking lot reopened March 8 as a drive-thru only immunization hub reserved for the disabled. The super point of dispensing (POD) is offering in-car vaccinations for those with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) placards.  It previously functioned as a walk-up site. “We found that it’s very difficult…


Orange County Works to Make Vaccination Process More Accessible and Diverse

Orange County health officials say they’re working to make the vaccination process easier for region’s disabled and minority communities. The Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) said Feb. 4 that it was adding an Americans with Disabilities Act lane at Soka University to make the inoculation process easier for disabled residents. Rather than standing in line, those…