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Investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice

Monday, January 25th, 2010

There is a very big misconception by American business regarding the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filing a complaint for businesses not being in compliance with the civil rights laws of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The real threat lurking is an attorney, working with his disabled client who has standing, filing a suit for non-compliance.

In the opinion of ACCESS, there is about a 2% chance of the DOJ filing a complaint against you, whereas there is about a 98% chance of an attorney specializing in ADA non-compliance issues filing a suit against you. The reasoning is simple: the DOJ has a very small group in Washington, DC, and there are a growing number of attorneys who have become aware of how lucrative it can be to file non-compliance lawsuits concerning the ADA.

The above are opinions of Hank Falstad, AIA, Managing Senior Associate of Access Technologies Services, Inc. (ACCESS). See our web site for additional information:

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