"SCOTT ROTHSTEIN'S EX-LAW PARTNER GOES FROM LAS OLAS FIRM TO DISABILITY SUITS "
; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; August 4, 2011; Peter Franceschina
"A COST TOO STEEP "
; Richmond, Va.; April 5, 2010; Chris Dovi
LAWS: EASY TO ABUSE THE SYSTEM?"
; Naples, Fla.; July 10, 2008; Katie LaGrone
HIS CRUSADE: ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE DISABLED"
Petersburg Times ; Saint Petersburg, Fla.;
Feb 11, 2008; Scott Barancik
COMPLAIN OF NUICANCE SUITS "
News ; Coral Springs, Fla.; Nov 26, 2006;
Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press Writer
TO OFFER HELP"
; Seminole, Fla.; Mar 2, 2005
"THE ADA SHAKEDOWN RACKET"
City Journal ; Winter 2004 ; Walter Olson
A BIG SCAM . . . LEGAL EXTORTION' FORMER MANAGER
OF RESTAURANT SAYS HE WAS SHOCKED BY LAWSUIT.
South Florida Sun - Sentinel; Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.; Aug 26, 2001; Bob LaMendola,
Shannon O'Boye and Sally Kestin Staff Writers;
(Copyright 2001 by the Sun-Sentinel)
Saladino was shocked when his former employer
was sued by a man in a wheelchair who called the
Italian restaurant inaccessible.
lawsuit filed in September portrayed Zuckerello's
as an obstacle course for the disabled. No parking
spaces. Barriers at the entrance. Counter too
high. Restroom too small for a wheelchair. No
restroom grab bars. Improper faucet handles. Toilet,
soap dispenser, towel dispenser -- all too high...
Chris Gaba, owner of Central Bark in Oakland Park, had
to install a parking space for disabled drivers.
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push enforcement of ADA, but some call them legal rip-offs
By Shannon OBoye, Sally Kestin
and Bob LaMendola
little more than a year, one man in a wheelchair and
his two attorneys have filed almost 200 federal lawsuits
against businesses from Pompano Beach to Homestead,
alleging violations of the Americans With Disabilities
sued strip clubs, office buildings, restaurants and
car dealers, generally using identical wording to accuse
business owners of failing to make parking, restrooms
and entrances accessible to the disabled. The attorneys
have collected thousands of dollars in legal fees...
Peter Kourkoumelis made $500 in changes
to settle a suit against his Peter Pan Diner. Then he
paid $3,500 to the plaintiffs attorneys. Here,
he shows where he lowered the handrails in the bathroom
by two inches.
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Copyright © 2001
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Thomas Saladino, a paraplegic, uses the entrance sidewalk
and ramp at Zuckerellos. He is on leave as manager
of the Fort Lauderdale pizza restaurant to care for
an ill relative. Saladino was working at the restaurant
when it was sued by activists who charged it was not
accessible to the disabled.