Congressman Ted Poe on Thidwick Books Lawsuit
Congressman Ted Poe
Second District of Texas
Most small business owners believe that they are in compliance with the ADA and have even passed local and state inspections. Despite their best attempts, certain attorneys and their pool of serial plaintiffs troll for minor, easily correctable ADA infractions so they can file a lawsuit and make some cash.
There is a now whole industry made up of people who prey on small business owners and file unnecessary abusive lawsuits that abuse both the ADA and the business owners. The ADA Education and Reform Act will change this by requiring that the business owners have time to fix what is allegedly broken. If they fail to correct the infractions the plaintiff retains all of their rights to pursue legal action. H.R. 620 restores the purpose of the ADA: to provide access and accommodation to disabled Americans, not to fatten the wallets of attorneys.