• Erika Springer-McCaffrey

ADA Laws Update


New laws for ADA violation lawsuits
2019 ADA LAWS UPDATE

In 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 620, which would have required a plaintiff to to provide the business notice of the alleged violations and an opportunity to correct them before filing a federal ADA lawsuit. However,  H.R. 620 gained no traction in the U.S. Senate.

Ohio passed a similar state law, House Bill 271. This new bill requires a plaintiff to provide notice of an alleged violation before filling a civil suit in order to collect attorney's fees. The thought process is this will reduce the number of drive by lawsuits. Since this is a state law it will not impact a plaintiff or case filed federally.

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