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Attorneys: ADA Lawsuits Show ‘Current System is Completely Broken'


The article, “ADA Lawsuits Show ‘Current System is Completely Broken,’” featured in the Phoenix Business Journal, discussed how more than 1,000 lawsuits concerning compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Valley is not necessarily extortion, but rather the result of a broken system.

Shayna shared why many businesses have decided to settle with the recently formed nonprofit, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID), and its lawyer, Peter Strojnik, who have sent out 42,000 notices to businesses that their properties were not ADA compliant.

"It costs more to fight these most times than it does to settle them," said Shayna. "I think it’s unfair to businesses (that AID) is demanding thousands of dollars without any notice when the cost of compliance would only cost a few hundred dollars."

Shayna said she’s representing a number of businesses in these litigations, a number of which have been dismissed due to negligence from Strojnik and his client.

To read the full article, please visit the Phoenix Business Journal.


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