The ADA Litigation Monster

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which President George H. W. Bush signed into law in 1990, was noble in intention. “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down,” Bush declared, invoking the rhetoric of civil rights to describe America’s disabled...

Session Summary – 85th Texas Legislature

TEXAS CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE SESSION SUMMARY – 85TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE June 2, 2017 TCJL Program of Work  |  Eminent Domain  |  Courts & Judiciary Construction Law Bills Generate Controversy  |  Gun Liability  |  Attorney Fees Cyberbullying Bill Goes to Governor  |...

TCJL Applauds Passage of ADA Drive-By Lawsuit Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Texas Civil Justice League Contact:  Carol Sims carol@tcjl.com TCJL Applauds Passage of ADA Drive-By Lawsuit Reform AUSTIN, May 9, 2017 — The Texas Civil Justice League (TCJL) commends the Texas House of Representatives on the passage of...

State and Federal Legislation Take New Aim at Predatory ADA Lawsuits

Source: ModBee.com | BY GARTH STAPLEY | gstapley@modbee.com | 209-578-2390 The legislative fight against disability-based predatory lawsuits continues on state and national levels with new bills by Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray and Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham....

Legislation Filed to Curb ADA Drive-by Lawsuits

Rep. John Smithee (R-Amarillo) today filed H.B. 1463 to discourage so-called “ADA Drive-by litigation.” Similar to “patent trolling,” some plaintiff’s lawyers have developed a practice of sending demand letters to Texas businesses threatening to sue them...

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