ADA defense lawyer: Implications of the latest ADA enforcement "sweeps" against hotels in Portland and San Francisco.
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By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
30 June 2010
Hotel ADA defense lawyer looking beyond the latest update on ADA "sweeps" by the Department of Justice coming to Portland, San Francisco and elsewhere.
As we wrote earlier, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is continuing its program of in-depth investigations of hotels to determine whether they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. The investigations are called "sweeps" because they target all hotels in a given geographic area. There is also some basis to believe that the sweeps may now also focus on certain industries such as hotels, restaurants and other places of public accommodation.
There is a lot of valuable information on Hotel Law Blog about ADA Defense matters. Just go to the top of the Blog home page, click the "Hotel Law Topics" tab, and then select the first item named "ADA Defense." You will see all the articles on this subject organized in reverse chronological order.
Although the sweeps sound an immediate call to action in the targeted areas and industries, there are broader implications that we will talk about today.