Dec. 19, 2012
Issue #124

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California Supreme Court Rules for Prevailing Defendants in Disability Access Actions

The California Supreme Court confirmed Monday in Jankey v. Lee that a prevailing defendant in a disability access lawsuit is entitled to recover attorney’s fees and costs from the plaintiff – when the plaintiff alleges both a federal claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a state law claim under Civil Code Section 55. The League filed an amicus brief in the case, supporting the small business owner who prevailed.

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