13.6 C

Opinion | A Moot Supreme Court on ADA Lawsuits



The Supreme Court on Tuesday offered a reprieve to lawsuit factories, an outcome that’s disappointing if unsurprising, given how the oral argument went. “This is, like, dead, dead, dead in all the ways that something can be dead,” Justice Elena Kagan argued. The Justices have now said Acheson Hotels v. Laufer is moot, yet the legal issue is far from it.

Deborah Laufer, who has multiple sclerosis, filed 600 lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. Federal regulations require hotels to post accessibility information on their websites, and Ms. Laufer trolled the internet for places that were out of compliance, without any intention of booking a room. The question at the Supreme Court was whether a Florida resident has standing to sue a local Maine inn merely for a website omission.

Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Source link

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

A rare flesh-eating bacteria with a ‘terrifying’ mortality rate that can kill people in 48 hours is spreading in Japan

A disease caused by a rare “flesh-eating bacteria” that can kill people within 48 hours is spreading in Japan after the country relaxed...

Meet the co-owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks: A casino mogul trying to bring gambling to a reluctant state

As Game 3 of the NBA Finals tipped off at the American Airlines Center on Wednesday, Patrick Dumont, the new co-owner of the...

Colliding hot and cold fronts whipsaw the U.S. with extreme heat, flooding, and a chance of snow

After days of intense flooding in Florida, that state and many others are bracing for an intense heat wave, while the Pacific Northwest will experience...

Cannes Lions Award Entries Down 38% Compared to 2016 High

Whether a matter of time, cost or combination of other factors, the ad world isn’t submitting as much work to the Cannes Lions...

U.S. debt could threaten the economic growth that’s needed to keep the burden sustainable, former IMF official says

Even if the U.S. avoids some of the worst-case scenarios, ballooning debt and the cost of servicing it could eventually slow economic growth...