By Karen L. Stephenson

United States District Judge Richard Dorr of the Western District of Missouri recently ordered plaintiff Connie Steelman (Plaintiff) to pay the defendants’ attorney’s fees for filing “groundless complaints” in 12 lawsuits against different businesses in which she alleged ADA Title III violations.  Plaintiff had filed nearly 70 ADA Title III lawsuits

By Jon Meer & Myra Villamor

It is a common practice among a growing group of serial plaintiffs to slap businesses with frivolous “accessibility discrimination” lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws such as the California Disabled Persons and Unruh Acts.  In these cases, a person with a disability claims