Denham introduces bill to protect small businesses against ADA lawsuits
As part of an ongoing effort to sustain the viability of small businesses in the Central Valley, Congressman Jeff Denham on Monday introduced a bill to combat frivolous lawsuits that accuse local businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“In the last year, the Central Valley has seen a sharp rise in the number of predatory, drive-by lawsuits accusing local small businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” said Denham in 2015. “Sadly, many of these cases are blatant attempts to extort the owners and operators rather than truly ensure compliance. They often target minority and immigrant owned businesses ill-equipped to fight off lawsuits."
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