Lawsuits by the Disabled: Abuse of the System?

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    Lawsuits by the Disabled: Abuse of the System? - TIME
     
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    It says california is one of the worst offenders in not adhering to building codes for disabled. Why shouldnt places make it more accessable to disabled people.
     
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    Friend of mine (a quad) back in the 70's sued Northeastern University to force them to make the school accessible.

    I think he attendence there cost that school about three million dollars.

    Of course the place is still accessible, so all in all, I guess it worked out.
     
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    Lawsuit abuse is probably one of the biggest problems in America. There's a study saying it costs everyone about $800 bucks a year... all told, 2 percent of the GDP.
     
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    :lol:

    I never dreamed there would be such a company! This is surely a joke.

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    Can obsessive litigiousness be considered a disability?
     
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    Because it's hugely expensive.

    I'm lucky...I work in the field and got to go to a training at a MAMMOTH county AAA/SPD (Agency Area on Aging/Seniors and Ppl w/ Disabilities) center...it was absolutely beautiful...wide hallways, everything handicap accessible, parking right out front, big bathroom stalls, a huge kitchen and cafeteria, a little gift shop, automatic doors...

    except....

    NONE of the automatic doors work! It is frigging hilarious! It's brand new!
     
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    How 'bout this one:

    I'm in New Jersey a few years back, covering the opening of a new firehouse.

    Chief shows me the elevator, which cost about a million dollars to install. Americans With Disabilities Act forced them to put it in because the firehouse was more than one story.

    Chief says, "Funny thing is, you ever seen a fireman in a wheelchair?"

    Funnier thing is, I'm sure someone will file THAT lawsuit soon.
     
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    That ADA is a vile act that has caused more harm to the disabled than helped. This is one good example of how, wasting all their life just suing businesses instead of making the best of what they were given. It's sad.
     

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