Highlighting ‘surge’ fueled by pandemic, research firm says 70% of ADA website accessibility lawsuits now filed in New York


Cases in federal courts in New York now account for over 70% of all federal website accessibility lawsuits against Americans with disabilities, as the coronavirus pandemic has pushed people to rely more and more on digital services and “sparked an increase in lawsuits” in New York City, according to information released by UsableNet Inc., a company that tracks ADA “all digital-related” lawsuits nationwide.

Meanwhile, as has also been seen in recent years, only a handful of plaintiff-side law firms in the New York metropolitan area bring the vast majority of lawsuits brought by New York federal courts on behalf of the plaintiffs. complainants, according to a September 24 report. press release on UsableNet that describes the company’s recent research findings.

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