ADA complainant drops suit against Sacramento’s Squeeze Inn

by Walter Olson on August 21, 2009

squeezed by a bad lawBut the burger stand will move from its cramped quarters anyway. [Sacramento Bee, earlier] Patrick at Popehat wonders whether the lawsuit by Kimberly Block and attorney Jason Singleton would have ended differently in the days before the Internet.

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1 A.W. 08.21.09 at 10:01 am

Um, doesn’t the fact that they are moving now, kind of prove this wasn’t frivolous in the first place?

Everyone said they couldn’t afford to move, etc. Well, so much for that, huh?

Anyway, as a general proposition, cheesy lawyers could care less what the internet says. so if you assume this is just a shakedown, why should anyone’s outrage stop them?

2 gitarcarver 08.21.09 at 3:02 pm

Um, doesn’t the fact that they are moving now, kind of prove this wasn’t frivolous in the first place?

Or it proves that they were worried about someone else wanting to make a money grab despite the building they are in never being able to comply with the ADA.

Everyone said they couldn’t afford to move, etc. Well, so much for that, huh?

Actually, I believe the comments were that making the changes at the present building would have cost too much (even if feasible) for a return on investment.

The ADA is a law that needs to be revisited.

3 BGP 08.21.09 at 4:02 pm

A.W. — The outrage stops them in this instance because they targeted a locally famous establishment and it got a lot of press. They don’t want to risk having the law changed due to too much unwanted attention, so they dropped the suit. Instead, they will continue to sue lesser-known small businesses that will not be able to attract any press coverage, and continue making their gobs of money on the backs of hardworking small-business owners.

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