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October 10, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

2000 Ikea Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240

Members: $25
Non-members: $45

Overview (Program Summary)

11:30—11:55 a.m.


11:55 a.m.—12:00 noon 

12:00—12:25 p.m.

Plaintiff Attorneys’ “Cottage Industry”

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

· What is it and how has it been abused – “junk faxes”
· Statutory damages for violations and attorney’s fees
· Impact of the “Do Not Call List”
· Rise of Class Actions
Kevin Murch, Attorney, Perez & Morris

12:25—12:45 p.m.
Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
· What does it mean for businesses
· Statutory damages for violations and attorney’s fees
· Class actions and other litigation
Presenter: Mark Melko, Attorney, Perez & Morris

12:45—1:05 p.m.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
· “Traditional” abuse of the ADA by Plaintiffs’ lawyers
· Construction and store design access issues
· Dealing with serial ADA claimants
Presenter: Kevin Murch, Attorney, Perez & Morris

1:05—1:30 p.m.
The New Face of ADA Litigation
Website Inaccessibility Claims
· What is “website inaccessibility” and how are courts determining legal standards for compliance given the DOJ has not promulgated specific standards
· Case studies from across the country demonstrating large variation in judicial interpretation and rulings
· How have state and federal legislatures, and administrative agencies responded
Presenter: Sarah Perez, Attorney, Perez & Morris

1:30—1:50 p.m.
Avoiding Website Inaccessibility Claims
· Recommendations for how maintain and document compliance
· Litigation and settlement strategies to protect against future litigation and/or shortcut to quick decision or resolution of future cases
Presenter: Sarah Perez, Attorney, Perez & Morris

1:50—2:00 p.m.
Potential Future Cottage Industry Litigation

Presenters: Mark Melko, Kevin Murch, and Sarah Perez

2:00 p.m.
















Credits: Pending 2.0 hours
State: OH
Category: General

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