ADA lawsuit begins to fall apart; attorney could face sanctions

May 15, 2017 by

ABC-7: ADA lawsuit begins to fall apart; attorney could face sanctions

One of the plaintiffs involved in the waves of disability lawsuits that have targeted the Southwest admitted under oath her cases were, in part, malicious and abusive.

Alyssa Carton, who filed 99 cases against businesses alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, appeared in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Thursday. The hearing was to determine if she qualified for a waiver that would allow her to avoid prepayment of court fees, which amount to roughly $40,000.

Carton was originally set to appear last week, but skipped the hearing. She told the judge Thursday that she had “panicked” and had lied about her city bus breaking down.

During the hearing, which lasted several hours, Carton admitted that she signed a confidential agreement with a company called Litigation Management and Financial Services. She also initially told the judge she did not receive $50 for each case she filed, which is contrary to what she told Denver7 Investigator Ryan Luby and journalists in New Mexico and Arizona.

 

Source: Colorado in focus: ADA lawsuit begins to fall apart; attorney could face sanctions – Watchdog.org

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