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

April 19, 2017

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

Currently, unscrupulous attorneys use serial plaintiffs to allege AZDA violations at multiple businesses – particularly small businesses – and then demand payments from business owners as a means of settling these complaints. 

SB 1406 would solve this problem, and ensure that genuine AZDA claims are addressed without exposing Arizona’s small business owners to abusive litigation that impedes economic growth and job creation. In particular, the bill would give a business owner time to cure an alleged violation of the AZDA before enforcement proceedings begin.

Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform sent a letter to Governor Doug Ducey urging him to sign SB 1406 into law.