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  • So the woman in the wheelchair sued the store that sells dance clothing and shoes? Why would she want to go there.

    Of course it is money making. Somebody will push her in front of a dump truck soon enough.
  • The ADA was created and made into law by lawyers. And the only reason that lawyers create laws is to help other lawyers.

    Looking at you. Obama.
  • emonk: The ADA was created and made into law by lawyers. And the only reason that lawyers create laws is to help other lawyers.

    Looking at you. Obama.


    The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed in 1990.

    obamatimemachine.jpg
  • ThatGuyFromTheInternet: emonk: The ADA was created and made into law by lawyers. And the only reason that lawyers create laws is to help other lawyers.

    Looking at you. Obama.

    The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed in 1990.

    obamatimemachine.jpg


    Barry graduated from Harvard law school in 1991, which was just ONE year after 1990. Coincidence? I think not.
  • There are two methods to enforce the law:

    1) allow anyone to sue when they see a violation
    2) provide an army of inspectors to check every business location in america.

    #2 creates an incredibly large bureaucracy which couldn't possible service all of america reasonably

    #1 provides for individuals to look like douche-bags by pointing out the incorrectly built and managed business locations
  • This is a self-respecting "person"?

    I thought she was just a greedy, lazy, self-conscious biatch.

    Frankly, she shouldn't even come out of her house because she deserves nothing but ridicule, mockery, and scorn. May her brakes go out and she rollolololol into the nearest river.
  • New York is filled with tiny little corner shops with cramped aisles that even ambulatory fat asses can't fit down. I take it the price of real estate is so high they have to cram a store into one quarter the size of a normal store.

    The solution is simple. Get rid of them all, let Wal-Mart build a store in Staten Island somewhere and then everyone in any of the five boroughs who needs to grab a few things should just drive 10-20 miles to their "local" Wal-Mart, like everyone in real America has to do.
  • keithgabryelski: There are two methods to enforce the law:

    1) allow anyone to sue when they see a violation
    2) provide an army of inspectors to check every business location in america.

    #2 creates an incredibly large bureaucracy which couldn't possible service all of america reasonably

    #1 provides for individuals to look like douche-bags by pointing out the incorrectly built and managed business locations


    Or C) Admit not every square inch of America can be rebuilt to be handicapped accessible, despite PC optimism. Sidewalks, public buildings? Sure. But small business and private building that were built decades or even a century before the ADA existed, not so much.
  • And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon

    /Oh, wait a minute...
    //sorry
    ///I'll just be rolling along now
  • emonk: The ADA was created and made into law by lawyers. And the only reason that lawyers create laws is to help other lawyers.

    Looking at you. Obama.


    As a lawyer, I'm really getting a kick out of this comment.

    Keep hatin'!
  • If it's not about money, don't accept any money from them.
  • L.D. Ablo: emonk: The ADA was created and made into law by lawyers. And the only reason that lawyers create laws is to help other lawyers.

    Looking at you. Obama.

    As a lawyer, I'm really getting a kick out of this comment.

    Keep hatin'!


    Geez, this place is crawling with lawyers.
    Ick.
  • ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Or C) Admit not every square inch of America can be rebuilt to be handicapped accessible, despite PC optimism. Sidewalks, public buildings? Sure. But small business and private building that were built decades or even a century before the ADA existed, not so much.


    And the law allows for this. Unfortunately, you have to go to court and prove you are exempt from the ADA requirements, which means hiring a lawyer, paying for experts, site surveys, etc. Which is exactly how this scam works, the lawyer gives you two options:

    A) Go to court and fight it, which will run you $30k at least, and there's still a chance you might lose depending on if the judge is an asshat or not.
    B) Pay us $5k, or $10k or whatever, and we'll drop the lawsuit.

    A good way around this would be a government inspector that gets called in only on these lawsuits to verify the integrity of the suit. Make it a flat $200 fee (or whatever), and if he says the business is clear, no lawsuit is allowed.
  • keithgabryelski: There are two methods to enforce the law:

    1) allow anyone to sue when they see a violation
    2) provide an army of inspectors to check every business location in america.

    #2 creates an incredibly large bureaucracy which couldn't possible service all of america reasonably

    #1 provides for individuals to look like douche-bags by pointing out the incorrectly built and managed business locations


    2. Would work but what a nightmare. We would need departments at the county and state levels probably. Maybe call them building departments. They would have to be staffed with all kinds of people, maybe call them building inspectors....
  • 40 years from now you'll all discover that your hoverounds won't fit between the bar stools.

    One of my few regrets in life is that I won't be here to witness the wailing and gnashing of your teeth.
  • puffy999: This is a self-respecting "person"?

    I thought she was just a greedy, lazy, self-conscious biatch.

    Frankly, she shouldn't even come out of her house because she deserves nothing but ridicule, mockery, and scorn. May her brakes go out and she rollolololol into the nearest river.


    You're not alone in your feelings. She should be sued for harrassement and extortion, or just caught under a garbage truck.

    feckingmorons: So the woman in the wheelchair sued the store that sells dance clothing and shoes? Why would she want to go there.

    Of course it is money making. Somebody will push her in front of a dump truck soon enough.


    That was the most ridiculous lawsuit. This b*tch is crazy and very angry that she never got to have a dance recital. Solution : somebody's gotta pay.
  • My friend has a motorized wheelchair. It's freaking big. When he travels around Chicago, he doesn't hold it against the stores that are in hundred of years old buildings that were not designed for him. Normally he doesn't go, or just have the guy running the place bring him out what he needs.
  • AbbeySomeone: That was the most ridiculous lawsuit. This b*tch is crazy and very angry that she never got to have a dance recital.


    A google search on "wheelchair dance" might enlighten you. Those damn cripples do all sorts of things these days.
  • violentsalvation: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: emonk: The ADA was created and made into law by lawyers. And the only reason that lawyers create laws is to help other lawyers.

    Looking at you. Obama.

    The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed in 1990.

    obamatimemachine.jpg

    Barry graduated from Harvard law school in 1991, which was just ONE year after 1990. Coincidence? I think not.


    Take 1991, drop the 1, and add the first letter of Obama and you get 199O!
  • We as a society are judged by how we treat the lowest among us.
  • AverageAmericanGuy: We as a society are judged by how we treat the lowest among us.


    And we're treating them too damned good.
  • Eventually she'll run into a judge who is less than sympathetic to her tactics. Suing a business owner whose shop has actually been fitted out to grant access to the disabled? Bad move.
  • AverageAmericanGuy: We as a society are judged by how we treat the lowest among us.


    Exactly, and the midgets are able to walk up and down stairs.
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    Here's your wheelchair access, lady.
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