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Lawsuit: Uber must offer same services to people requiring motorized wheelchairs as to non-disabled

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 13, 2016

An organization which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities has sued Uber, asking a federal judge to order the popular ridesharing service to provide equivalent levels of service to those with non-folding motorized wheelchairs as it does for people without such mobility disabilities.

Easy Access: For shops hit with ADA access lawsuits, compliance can be costly

By Stephanie N. Grimoldby | Apr 12, 2016

Whether it’s the cost of compliance - in the form of handicapped restrooms, ramps, elevators or even simple signage – or the cost of a trial, the dollars can add up quickly for small businesses facing accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Easy Access: Shops hit with ADA accessibility lawsuits likely to be targets of 'serial litigators'

By Stephanie N. Grimoldby | Apr 7, 2016

Last year, of the 94 ADA accessibility lawsuits filed in Chicago's federal courts, 77 of them came from just eight plaintiffs. And most of those were represented by one of two legal practices, leading some of those sued to assert they were targeted by serial litigators.

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