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Ninth Circuit expands standing for ADA claims concerning facility accessibility and architectural barriers: Chapman v. Pier 1 (Jan. 7, 2011)

In the case of Chapman v. Pier 1 Imps.(U.S.), Inc. , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 453 (9th Cir. Cal. Jan. 7, 2011) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], Byron Chapman, who used a wheelchair, sued Pier 1 Imports , alleging that...

Walk this Way: Do Public Sidewalks Qualify as Services, Programs, or Activities Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

By Sarah Jones* * J.D. Candidate, 2012, Fordham University School of Law. Excerpt from Walk this Way: Do Public Sidewalks Qualify as Services, Programs, or Activities Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act? , 79 Fordham L. Rev. 2259 (April, 2011) Introduction In November...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Public Accommodation ADA Suits on the Rise

By D. Martin Warf , Matthew J. Aaronson and Ashley H. Story Whether you are a retailer with counters and aisles or a landlord with parking spaces and bathrooms, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) likely applies to your business, and it can be enforced by either the Department of Justice...