Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Miss Wheelchair Wisconsin Files Title III Suits

See this article. The first few grafs:

Twenty-five area businesses are the target of lawsuits filed on behalf of the 2004 Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin, Gina Hackel of Freedom, claiming they violate the Americans With Disabilities Act.

A law firm that has a working relationship with the Ms. Wheelchair pageant, which has a state and a national competition, filed the lawsuits.

The suits were filed with the U.S. District Court in Green Bay and have been filed in batches since Dec. 21. Three more were filed Tuesday and, according to the attorneys involved, more are in the pipeline.

The suits are part of a pattern of similar cases around the country and the firm involved in this case, Schwartz, Zweben and Associates, of Hollywood, Fla., claims to have several hundred ADA lawsuits filed in other states besides Wisconsin.


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