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Public Accommodation

LGWM advises and defends retailers, hotels, restaurants and many other entities in connection with regulatory matters and litigation relating to their status as places of public accommodation.  Our attorneys have significant experience working with experts to advise our clients regarding matters of barrier removal, accessibility and compliance with Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12101, et seq. (ADA).  This experience includes both accessibility litigation and counseling to avoid litigation.  In its public accommodation practice, LGWM pursues resolutions that keep our clients operational and compliant, with a mindfulness of the potential expense of repairs and exposure to attorneys’ fees that has become a driving force in accessibility litigation.  

LGWM represented a property management company who was sued by a tenant at an apartment complex it managed.  The tenant claimed that he was entitled to a specific parking spot and a ramp. LGWM represented the property management company.  

LGWM represented a fast food restaurant who was sued by a customer who alleged the restaurant violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide appropriate access to bathrooms and parking.  LGWM represented the restaurant throughout the remediation process and achieved an amicable resolution.  

LGWM represented a shopping center who was sued by a patron who contended the shopping center violated Title VIII of the ADA with regard to the walkways and parking lot on the exterior of the shopping center.  LGWM represented the shopping center throughout the remediation process and achieved an amicable resolution.  

LGWM represented a family dining restaurant in a lawsuit filed by disabled customer who contended the restaurant violated Title III with regard to the exterior of its facility.  LGWM represented the restaurant throughout the remediation process and achieved an amicable resolution.

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