A Maryland lawyer has sued two more Richmond businesses for failing to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
In March, RBS reported that Joel Zuckerman had filed more than 70 ADA compliance lawsuits on behalf of a handful of plaintiffs.
Two more cases have been filed by Zuckerman since that report.
Full Kee restaurant and Mexico Restaurant, both on Horsepen Road, are being sued for failure to meet the requirements of the act, which was passed to provide equal access of public places to people with disabilities. Both suits allege the properties do not have accessible parking, among other violations. The plaintiff in both cases has appeared as a plaintiff in 32 similar suits.
BizSense has also heard of at least one more Carytown business that has received a letter from Zuckerman requesting compliance with the act since our story first ran.
Although I cannot say that the fees are his only motivation, the ADA requires the party that is non-compliant with the ADA to pay the legal fees of the person claiming lack of access. Here’s a good article that explains this type of law practice:
At least ONE Carytown business…? Try in the double-digits.
As a local remodeling contractor I can tell you most businesses in town do not comply 100% with current ADA requirements, especially if they were built more than 20 years ago. Our company does residential and commercial remodeling and would be happy to provide a free estimate for any necessary upgrades should you need it.