ADA Compliance for Real Estate Owners and Operators: Avoiding and Responding to Drive-By Claims and Enforcement Actions
Understanding the ADA Regulatory Framework and Potential for Abusive Litigation
ADA Accessibility Standards: Avoiding Drive-By Lawsuits
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will review current ADA Title III accessibility requirements and the causes of action that can be brought against property owners or operators for noncompliance. The panel will discuss the steps to take to avoid violations, how to respond to “drive-by” and other abusive claims, and proposed legislation currently before Congress which could curtail those claims.
- Overview of the ADA accessibility standards
- Civil actions allowed under current regulatory framework
- Discussion of recent increase in ADA claims
- Drive-by lawsuits
- Use of Google Maps
- Most common violations sited
- Conducting internal due diligence to spot violations
- Bringing noncomplying facilities into compliance
- Responding to drive-by claims
- Proposed Amendment to ADA Article III to protect property and business owners
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the current ADA Article III accessibility standards and the most common violations?
- What regulatory and civil actions are allowed under the ADA in the event of noncompliance?
- How can property owners and operators avoid drive-by lawsuits?
- How should owners and operators respond if a claim is filed?
- What is the likelihood of legislative action in the coming year that might curtail drive-by litigation?
John W. Egan
Mr. Egan represents employers and successfully defends clients in matters arising under the ADA, FLSA, Title VII, ADEA,... | Read More
Mr. Egan represents employers and successfully defends clients in matters arising under the ADA, FLSA, Title VII, ADEA, and all manner of state and local laws relating to employment and civil rights. His practice has a substantial focus on disability law and its impact on public accommodations, employers, and housing providers. He represents public accommodations nationally in matters involving architectural barriers, effective communication, and service animals. He also handles class action litigation involving the accessibility of websites for individuals with visual and hearing disabilities. He also counsels and defends landlords, developers, condominiums and cooperatives in matters arising out of the Fair Housing Act, as well as state and municipal laws prohibiting discrimination in housing based on disability and other protected classifications.Close
Minh N. Vu
Ms. Vu is the leader of the Firm’s ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team. Her national practice focuses... | Read More
Ms. Vu is the leader of the Firm’s ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team. Her national practice focuses exclusively on the legal obligations of places of public accommodation, recipients of federal funding, government contractors, and housing providers to individuals with disabilities under Title III of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and various state non-discrimination statutes. She authored the “ADA Guide for Lodging Owners and Operators,” the first book of its kind published by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and also testified before Congress on behalf of the AH&LA on new ADA requirements for lifts at pools and spas. Ms. Vu also is the editor of and a primary contributor to Seyfarth’s ADA Title III News & Insights blog which has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The Economist.Close