Albert Dytch: recent publications

It's Not 'Profiteering' to Sue Businesses for Americans With Disabilities Act Violations

The New York Times recently published a long-form investigative piece entitled The Man Who Filed More Than 180 Disability Lawsuits: Is it profiteering — or justice? The story pitted so-called serial ADA plaintiffs, including Albert Dytch, a man with muscular dystrophy who uses a power wheelchair, against small business owners who believe they are being unfairly burdened by ADA regulations and lawsuits for non-compliance. The article went on to suggest that receiving compensation for experiencing disability discrimination is “profiteering.” But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

The article accurately clarifies that the ADA was intentionally written to limit incentives to file lawsuits. But that rendered the law mostly toothless, so

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