Arizona

Arizona is ranked #25 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, the same as in 2015. The state has consistently ranked in the top 25 states overall. In 2017, Arizona rose 11 spots in the key element category of treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits.

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"Controversial Group" Trying to Turn ADA Lawsuits Into"Lucrative Money-Making Operation"

May 15, 2017 | News and Blog

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities, or AID, "sued 1700 businesses in a six month period" in the state of Arizona, writes local Phoenix news station ABC15. Read More »

In the News Today - April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017 | News and Blog

This week, the Arizona legislature passed a bill (S.B. 1406) to curb lawsuit abuse under the Arizonans with Disabilities Act (AZDA). S.B. 1406 would ensure that genuine AZDA claims are addressed without exposing Arizona's small business owners to abusive litigation that impedes economic growth and job creation. ILR sent a letter to Gov. Ducey urging him to sign S.B. 1406 into law. Read More »

U.S. Chamber Urges Gov. Ducey to Sign Bill to Curb Lawsuit Abuse Against Arizona's Small Businesses

April 19, 2017 | News and Blog

This week, the Arizona legislature passed a bill (SB 1406) to curb lawsuit abuse under the Arizonans with Disabilities Act (AZDA). Read More »

In the News Today - April 5, 2017

April 05, 2017 | News and Blog

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office has filed a series of sanction-related motions against Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) after AID "flooded the Phoenix-area judicial systems with hundreds of copy-and-paste lawsuits." Read More »

In the News Today - January 3, 2017

January 03, 2017 | News and Blog

Advocates for Individuals With Disabilities Foundation (AIDF) is suing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich claiming that there is no state group conducting regular ADA compliance checks of Arizona businesses and that responsibility should lie with the AG's office. Read More »

In the News Today - December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 | News and Blog

The Arizona Attorney General's Office has filed a 20-page motion to dismiss more than 1,000 civil lawsuits filed by the Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities Foundation. The foundation has accused Arizona businesses of violating mostly technical rules of the ADA, such as handicapped parking signs being too low to the ground. Read More »

In the News Today - November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016 | News and Blog

"Lawyers benefit most from lawsuits, while victims and consumers are least likely to benefit, according to an Election Day survey commissioned by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform," writes Arizona Business Daily. Read More »

In the News Today - October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016 | News and Blog

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined six state attorneys general in signing on to a letter opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed anti-arbitration rule. Read More »

In the News Today - September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016 | News and Blog

Maricopa (AZ) County Superior Court Judge David Talamante issued a ruling that consolidated more than 1,100 Americans with Disability Act lawsuits filed by Advocates with Individuals for Disabilities (AID) against Arizona businesses. Read More »

In the News Today - September 7, 2016

September 07, 2016 | News and Blog

The Illinois Civil Justice League released a study yesterday showing that "campaign contributions from trial lawyers to Illinois politicians and judges topped $35.25 million during the past 15 years." Read More »

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