Global Public Policy
Lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are increasing nationwide (five were recently filed in a single day by one plaintiff in Chicago, IL).
ICSC believes Congress should restore the integrity of the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing clearer rules for identifying and correcting access violations. ICSC supports H.R. 620, The ADA Education and Reform Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in February 2018 on a bipartisan basis.
H.R. 620 is a “notice and cure” bill that requires a plaintiff to notify property owners about alleged violations and allows them 120 days to correct the potential problems before the clock starts running on attorney fees.
Your input is needed to advance this issue in the 116th Congress. Please take a minute to tell ICSC how this trend is impacting you. Your responses will inform our advocacy work in ADA lawsuit reform measures. All survey responses will be kept confidential, and no individual or company names will ever be used.
Please contact Abby Jagoda if you have questions or need additional information.