ADA-related lawsuits in first half of year outnumber all similar suits from 2017

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By Credit Union Today
September 6, 2018

WASHINGTON—The number of lawsuits filed in the first half of 2018 over website accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) already outnumber those filed in all of 2017, a group of senators – led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) – pointed out to the Justice Department as they push for clarity on the issue.

“Statistics recently released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts demonstrate that, more broadly, filings of cases raising certain ADA claims increased 521% from 2005 to 2017,” stated the letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Unless the Department acts, this trend will only continue and even more lawsuits and demand letters will follow.”

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