MAR 2012 – Assemblyman Mike Morrell to host ADA compliance seminar at Redlands Chamber

Protecting Businesses from frivolous ADA Lawsuits

                  Assemblyman Mike Morrell in coordination with the Redlands Chamber of Commerce is set to host an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance seminar featuring keynote speaker Kim Stone, President of the Civil Justice Association of California. The Seminar is scheduled for Friday, March 16th, 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Chamber office, 1 E Redlands Blvd.
        “The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law with the intention to promote a good faith effort on the part of business owners to make their businesses reasonably accessible to the disabled.  This is not only good for business but the right thing to do,” stated Morrell. “Unfortunately due to loopholes in the law, predatory attorneys have targeted small and large business owners in search of minor violations in order to cash in on legal fines for a big payout.  This seminar is designed to hopefully help small businesses protect themselves from being targeted.”
        Legislation has recently been authored (AB 1878, B. Gaines and SB 1186, Dutton) to protect businesses from frivolous lawsuits and provide businesses an opportunity to remedy any problems.  These bills offer a viable solution to minimize collateral damage brought on by frivolousADA lawsuits while protecting well-intentioned business owners.

        For Reservations call, Assemblyman Morrell’s office at, 909-466-9096