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Subject: Re: Disgusted With Medicine/Law Date: 11/15/2012 4:39 PM
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ZiegSocialist wrote: The ADA specifically says....

The ADA has proven to be a bonanza for lawyers who prowl around looking for employers that are violating the law. Then they sue for monetary damages. Trouble is, fraud is also rife under ADA.

http://www.adaabuse.com

More than 14,000 ADA/accessibility lawsuits have been filed in California in just the past few years by a small number of lawyers. Many firms have closed, dismissed employees or sought bankruptcy protection as a result. [...]

After filing well over 2,000 ADA/accessibility lawsuits and hundreds of allegations of false claims, the State Bar's website reports that Attorney Theodore A. Pinnock tendered his resignation with disciplinary charges pending. Shortly before that, Attorney Pinnock consented to a suspension of his right to practice law after San Diego Superior Court Judge Julia C. Kelety concluded after trial that he "stole" from a disabled minor in another case.

Because the majority of the lawsuits with the troubling cliams were filed by Pinnock & Wakefield, APC, many are asking what will happen to the Wakefields, as it is widely thought that Mr. Pinnock could not have done what he did without their active and knowing assistance. Also, because Mr. Pinnock was able to file lawsuits against hundreds of defenants during the two years the State Bar took to obtain this result, many question whether new safeguards are needed to stop mega-filers from abusing the system. Finally, many question whether the existing safeguards are working at all when so many others are doing the same things without accountability.
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