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It Begins: Arizona Restaurants/Bars Must...

It Begins: Arizona Restaurants/Bars Must Prepare for Tidal Wave of ADA Lawsuits
By: Lindsay G. Leavitt Arizona is quickly joining the ranks of California, New York and Texas as a hotbed for lawsuits arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Last month, I blogged about (and have personally defended numerous hotel owners against) lawsuits filed by Theresa Brooke, a wheelchair bound Arizona woman who has sued more than 150 Arizona hotel owners for...

Disabled Woman Sues More Than 100 Arizon...

By Lindsay G. Leavitt Theresa Brooke, a wheelchair bound Arizona woman, has in the past several months filed more than 100 lawsuits against Arizona hotel owners for failing to provide wheelchair pool lifts. Her M.O. is simple. Ms. Brooke (or her attorney/representative) calls a hotel and inquires whether it has a wheelchair pool lift. If the hotel replies that it doesn’t, Ms. Brooke...

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