I am being sued by someone who habitually brings ADA lawsuits on everyone. What attorney do I contact?
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There are some attorneys and plaintiffs who file lots of ADA violation lawsuits to not only get small businesses to be ADA compliant, but also to get money. In my experience in handling these types of matters, they are usually just looking for a fast settlement. If you have been sued, you should receive a hand delivered copy of the Summons and Complaint from a process server. You will then have a set time period to respond in writing. I suggest that you be proactive and have your business inspected by a CASp (Certified Access Specialist) and make all revisions/repairs so that your business is ADA compliant. If/when you are served with the lawsuit, call an attorney who handles ADA compliance matters.
There are attorneys out there that handle this kind of thing all the time. You need to find an attorney who has defended against public accommodation ADA claims. Let your fingers do the walking through the internet. Interview attorneys to get a good feeling for who has good experience with this kind of claim.
Do not wait to get something from the court to find the attorney. Do it now. Usually lawsuits do not involve the court contacting you. You are served with papers by the plaintiff's attorney, not the court. Not being able to see the kind of documents you have received, it is possible that your deadline to respond has already occurred.
Good luck to you.
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Those letters sound like law firms offering to represent you.
I would notify your insurance carrier of the claim. You should be able to download a copy of the complaint for the Los Angeles Superior Court Website after using a defendant case name search.
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Could be defective serve if the envelopes were simply mailed and delivered to your mail box. Meet with a local counsel without any delay and simply shows that correspondence.
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