ADA lawsuits

posted on July 1, 2007 - 11:43am
The Americans with Disabilities Act, of itself, has no enforcement powers. One way that people with disabilities can seek redress for an ADA violation is by filing a lawsuit. (Mediation also is an option; see "U.S. Justice Department Mediation Program Helps Settle ADA Complaints.")In California, that option for seeking relief has created a bit of a suit-happy phenomenon.
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:44pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 4
It was an unlikely contest, but when the ADA and a law designed to look out for the family farmer came into conflict earlier this year, the ADA scored the knockout blow. In December, a U.S. District Court in Nebraska struck down a law banning corporate farming because it discriminates against those with physical disabilities, reported the Disability Policy Collaboration (DPC), a legislative...
posted on July 1, 2006 - 4:20pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 4
It’s been 16 years since the signing in July 1990 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the law created to make the public, private and employment sectors of American society accessible to people with disabilities. Sixteen years — versus long human centuries of barriers and prejudices against people with disabilities. Needless to say, the gap between ADA ideals and reality is still pretty...

After 15 years, time for a course correction

posted on July 1, 2005 - 1:37pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 4
The Americans with Disabilities Act, designed to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities, celebrates its 15th birthday this July with a track record as contradictory as a teenager’s mood.