Many of those filing ADA/accessibility lawsuits in large numbers engage in repeated practices some consider inappropriate. See if you agree:
Repeated injury claims: Many plaintiffs in ADA/accessibility lawsuits have repeatedly claimed to have suffered injuries at properties they visited, in some cases many injuries in a single day, often for the same conditions (such as improperly configured restroom facilities). One plaintiff claimed to be injured over 100 times in a single year. While most acknowledge that improperly configured structures can pose a greater risk of injuries to people with disabilities, critics have suggested that these repeated injury claims (often found in 100% of the lawsuits a plaintiff files during a given period) are really just an attempt to force the defendant's insurer to pay a settlement. What do you think? Click here for more information.
Refusal to report lawsuit income for taxes: Many plaintiffs who receive financial settlements from their lawsuits promptly provide tax reporting information to the parties who pay them, but a small number refuse. Critics say the law is clear, that the financial proceeds from ADA/accessibility lawsuits will generally be income to the claimants. Creative arguments have been raised by those refusing to report the income from their lawsuits, including the assertion that some physical injury makes the settlement non-taxable or that all the proceeds are eaten up in legal fees. As a taxpayer, what do you think? Click here for more information.