By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group®
Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com
6 December 2010
Hotel ADA Defense & Compliance Lawyer on CASp: In our ADA Defense & Compliance blog of September 20, 2009, we let California hotel owners know why they should take advantage of the "Certified Access Specialists program" (CASp), a piece of legislation designed to curb abusive ADA litigation. See: ADA Hotel Lawyers: California opens door to more ADA litigation, but also offers protection to the well-informed.
However, a judge in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California determined, in O'Campo v. Chico Mall, LLP , that a "public accommodation" (such as a hotel) with CASp certification is not entitled to all benefits that were intended by the California Legislature.
JMBM Global Hospitality Group® member, Eudeen Chang, defends hotels in ADA litigation and explains the meaning of the O'Campo decision and why he still recommends that hotel owners certify their properties under CASp.