By Kevin Fritz and Latoya Liang

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a recent decision, the Seventh Circuit agreed with the Fourth Circuit in holding that a plaintiff who is legally barred from using a credit union’s services cannot demonstrate an injury in fact that can support standing to sue.  

The plaintiff in Carello v. Aurora Policeman Credit Union, a blind man,
Continue Reading The Seventh Circuit Holds “Indignation” Is Not an Injury-In-Fact

By Chris Palamountain

Last year, we wrote about North Carolina federal courts’ dismissals of ADA Title III claims filed by serial litigant Denise Payne, an individual with cerebral palsy and the co-founder of the National Alliance for Accessibility, Inc.  Those dismissals were based on findings that Payne lacked standing to sue.  You can read our prior blog on Ms. Payne’s
Continue Reading Standing Up On Standing, Part II: North Carolina Court Permits Defendant’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees Against Serial Plaintiff

By Chris Palamountain

In the past 3 months, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina has dismissed no fewer than 8 cases brought by Denise Payne and the National Alliance for Accessibility, Inc., an organization that Ms. Payne co-founded.  Ms. Payne and her organization sued at least 84 businesses in this judicial district based on a
Continue Reading North Carolina Courts Not Receptive to Serial Plaintiffs’ Lawsuits

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 in Missouri and Florida in
Continue Reading Missouri Federal Court Orders Serial ADA Plaintiff to Pay Defense Fees for Filing Frivolous Lawsuits