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
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will review current ADA Title III accessibility requirements and the causes of action 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 the current regulatory framework
- Discussion of the 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 Title III to protect property and business owners
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the current ADA Title 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?
Kevin A. Fritz
Mr. Fritz’ experience spans the entire spectrum of the litigation process, including discrimination charges,... | Read More
Mr. Fritz’ experience spans the entire spectrum of the litigation process, including discrimination charges, position statements, pre-trial investigation, settlement negotiation, fact and expert discovery, trial, and post-trial appeals. He also regularly counsels clients on a wide range of employment issues, including the ADA and protected class accommodations. Mr. Fritz is a member of the firm’s nationally recognized specialty Disability Access and Defense Team, where he assists clients with issues related to architectural barriers, website accessibility, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines compliance, effective communication, service animals, and other public accommodations matters arising under Title II and III of the ADA, the Fair Housing Act, and state and local disability access laws.Close
Julia N. Sarnoff
Ms. Sarnoff is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s ADA Title... | Read More
Ms. Sarnoff is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and a member of the firm’s ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team. She represents clients in single plaintiff and class actions in federal courts, as well as in government compliance investigations that may result in enforcement actions brought in federal court.Close
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