Nov 6, 2015
ADA Title III Lawsuit Numbers Hold Steady for First Half of 2015
You may recall that there was a 60% increase in the number of ADA Title III lawsuits between 2013 and 2014 (2479 vs. 4436). In the first six months of 2015, 2114 Title III lawsuits were filed. While we think that the number of lawsuits filed in the second half of 2015 will be slightly greater than the first half, the total will not likely be much different from the 2014 total. This means that the 2014 surge was probably not an aberration but, more likely, the new normal. Although we did not analyze the types of ADA Title III lawsuits filed in 2015 (e.g. architectural barriers, operational issues, or digital accessibility), our practice has seen a surge of private litigant claims based on allegedly inaccessible websites.
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