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Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:32 am, Thu Sep 1, 2011.

Roughly 30 business owners from in and around Lodi gathered at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Wednesday morning to learn how to avoid attempts from serial litigants targeting their businesses for being out of compliance with disability laws.

Paul Klein and Mark Wood, of California Certified Accessibility Specialists, Inc., and attorney Rebecca Dietzen spoke with business owners or local employees about the benefits of keeping their facilities up-to-date with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that specifies various requirements businesses must meet to accomodate persons with disabilities.

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  • Raymond Crow posted at 8:26 am on Fri, Sep 2, 2011.

    Raymond Crow Posts: 7

    Hi Robert, the Lodi Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lodi partnered for this presentation. The Lodi Chamber of Commerce is currently working on follow-up workshops on this and many other topics to help our local business community survive in our current economy. I would welcome any suggestions for future workshops. Come by the Chamber office and ask for Ray Crow, or send an email to rcrow@lodichamber.com

  • Robert Chapman posted at 10:06 am on Thu, Sep 1, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    I don't know who sponsored this informative meeting, but I certainly hope it helped local business owners from becoming victims of the scum sucking ADA lawsuits that are brought just to line the pockets of these "attorneys". If these attorneys truly cared about places being ADA compliant and not their own bank accounts, they would simply sue to force the business to bring their establishments up to ADA codes. Apparently there are lots of these bottom feeders across the USA that make a great living plying their brand of legal extortion to small businesses.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:37 am on Thu, Sep 1, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    One more very good reason to send jobs or open offices overseas... You can have freedom to make access or not. Morality should not be legislated.



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