Brown Signs Bill To Limit Disability Access Law Abuse
This week, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill (SB 1186) that sets restrictions on disability access lawsuits. Under the new law, potential damages for disability access violations will be reduced from a minimum of $4,000 to $1,000 if the defendant corrects the violations quickly. It also bars lawyers from issuing pre-litigation "demands for money" and regulates complaints involving construction-related violations.
- "Jerry Brown Signs Bill Targeting Abuses of Disability Access Law" (Siders, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 9/19).