• Real Estate and ADA Partner Alisa Carr Discusses ADA Title III Lawsuits and The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017
  • December 12, 2017 | Author: Alisa Carr
  • Law Firm: Leech Tishman - Pittsburgh Office
  • PITTSBURGH, PA – On November 14, 2017, Alisa Carr, Real Estate and ADA Partner with Leech Tishman, participated in discussions on federal legislation to address the volume of ADA lawsuits in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”).

    The ICSC supports H.R. 620, The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (“the Act”). The Act seeks to address the rise in ADA Title III lawsuits, by requiring a plaintiff to provide written notice to a business owner about alleged violation to the ADA and allowing them 120 days to correct the potential problems, before attorney fees can be charged. The Act also adds safeguards that incentivize the remedy of alleged violations.

    On September 7, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance The Act, and it will now move to a full House floor vote.

    In Washington, D.C., Alisa joined a small panel and met one-on-one to brief Congressional counsel and staff on this issue.