attorneys' fees and costs

By Minh N. Vu

We thought you might find of interest this recent article that discusses the increase of ADA Title III in Southern Florida and the perception by some that the lawsuits are largely driven by the recovery of attorneys’ fees.  The article also recognizes the practical reality that in many cases it is cheaper to settle questionable claims
Continue Reading The Sun Sentinel Reports Increase in ADA Title III Lawsuits in South Florida

By Kristina M. Launey and Minh N. Vu

Plaintiffs suing businesses in California for alleged disability access violations usually assert claims under a number of statutes, including the Disabled Persons Act (DPA) (Cal. Civil Code § 54 et seq.) and the Unruh Civil Rights Act (Cal. Civil Code § 51 et seq.), as well as the federal Americans with Disabilities
Continue Reading Cal. Supreme Court Says Prevailing Defendants Are Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees in Disabled Persons Act Injunctive Relief Cases

By Minh N. Vu

United States District Judge Virginia Covington of the Middle District of Florida recently held that serial plaintiffs (Denise Payne and Access for the Disabled) who had reached a voluntary settlement with the defendant in an ADA Title III case were not entitled to attorneys’ fees and costs because the court neither retained jurisdiction of the case
Continue Reading ADA Plaintiffs Denied Attorneys’ Fees Post-Settlement