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Wheelchair crusader sues UWS stores for not being handicapped-accessible

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  1. stevethrower

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    “If you think this is a money-making scheme, you’re dead wrong,” said Slone, a speech pathologist.

    Riiiiiiight...

    Guess she started close to home as there are a bunch of stores for rent in her building... weird eh.

    Aaaaaand condos in her building run from 1.6 to 5 million... nice.
     
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    They had a local attorney doing that around here. He would literally measure ramps and doorways, and if they were 1/4" off he would find a defendant and sue the stores on their behalf. The defendant would get like $1k to every $5k he made. These were all mom and pop stores too... big box stores are extremely careful about this stuff during construction, but the local hardware store that was built in 1946 has more difficulty being up to code.
     
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    Oh come on!
     
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    Well perhaps she wanted some tap shoes... that would last forever.
     
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    There was a guy doing this around the Philly area during the early days of the ADA laws. It led to alot of companies beating him top the punch and making their sites compliant all at once.
     
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    I'm curious what she would do is say a historic district where you can't change shit...
     
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    I work at a condo that has a pool for the residents. ADA laws require handicap access to the pool.
    Well, technically, handicap access out of the pool.. In is no problem.

    We aren't in compliance, as most of the buildings aren't.
    We too have a crusader trying to make an issue of it.
    Some places are already considering eliminating the pool, as the new expense is too much on top of the existing liability.
     
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    People suck. This is just another reason why we
    need tort reform. Frivolous lawsuits amounting
    to nothing more than extortion.
     
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    Turn the pool into a skate park...
     
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    I don't remember them targeting historic buildings (we have a lot of them around here... lots of Victorian houses that are now stores). Probably too much work because then he'd be fighting the historical society instead of just small business owners who can't afford to fight him.

    That's America... if we can't have it, then neither can you.
     
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    Look, yankees, remember what happened during the 60s to crusaders who came down south?

    Just saying, you have a lot of people who know how to be quiet and have low morals.
     
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    Oh the lawyers previous client...

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    The Penn and Teller Bullshit episode about the ADA (I believe the episode is called "Handicapped Parking") really opened my eyes to how utterly stupid that law is (for the most part. I have a coworker with a disabled husband and she told me that certain things about it are actually OK).
     
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    He doesn't have a leg to stand on..
     
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    Well like anything the law is fine... until someone figures out a money making angle.
     
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    Oh look, it's this thread again! :cat:
     
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    It's not just that. They attack it conceptually. They interview several successful disabled people who say that if they were born after it was enacted, they would have never achieved anything. They had to work extra hard to overcome obstacles and stuff like that. It doesn't mean you should let people discriminate against them, but turning them into perpetual victims who need to be treated with kid gloves is not the way to go.
     
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    I cried when I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.

    Then I laughed my ass off.
     
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    We had a bar in college that was on the second story of a building... you had to walk up like 40 stairs to get to it. In this situation, you can't force the bar to put in an elevator. Someone actually complained that their bathroom wasn't wheelchair accessible.
     
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    She's a pain in the ass. There's no way she'll walk away from that kind of money.
     
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    Was going to look how many cases the lawyer had open in Federal Court... but you have to sign up for it... meh.
     
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    Roll away perhaps...
     
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    And it'll keep happening until something changes.
    There may be merit to the ADA act but it's obvious
    that it's being exploited. To allow people to do this
    is just total horseshit that costs everyone in the end.
     
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    She better be careful or someone is going to put her in a wheel chair.
     

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