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(News 10 ABC Sacramento)   Karma's a biatch to a lawyer who sued more than 2,100 businesses for ADA compliance issues   (news10.net) divider line 30
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2012-10-03 05:58:23 AM
2 votes:
Assholes like this Johnson piece of shiat are the reason Disneyland has stated that they will NEVER rebuild the PeopleMover into a new attraction. The Casey Jr train, the Storybook Canal Boats, Alice in Wonderland, as well as numerous other unnecessary changes are being made because of the farking ADA piece of shiat!

There are some places you just can't go, farktards!!!
2012-10-03 04:19:38 AM
2 votes:

BLEMDAR: themindiswatching: BLEMDAR: I disagree with disability acts. People abuse them as badly as wellfair. Even I am a cripple. Thats right a "cripple" No bubblegum BS sbout it, get over your PC crap. I dont use Handicapped spaces; I dont collect from the government.

So public buildings should be allowed to forego installing elevators because of some asshat?

elevators would be installed for the "Lazy" (i.e. ME) and just about any one who fights a a parking spot that isnt 10 feet from it.


My workplace is on the second floor and one of my co-workers needs a wheelchair to get around (she's partially paralyzed). If it weren't for the elevator in our building she wouldn't be able to do her job. Would you rather she sat home and collected money from the government instead of working? Because that's what would happen if she was denied access.
2012-10-03 03:57:20 AM
2 votes:
Not so instant as he has been at for a while. Sort of the local boogie man out here. He is a shiat bag, but on the plus side he and people like him are all that is out there that will make owners of buildings even think of providing access to their buildings. The whole system of having ADA enforced by lawsuits was such a horrible idea from day one.
2012-10-03 03:53:32 AM
2 votes:
Wait, wait ... this must be one of those 99 percent of personal injury attorneys who give the remaining 1 percent a bad name.
2012-10-03 09:35:25 PM
1 votes:
I wonder if there are any California based attorneys assassins that visit FARK that need to do some pro-bono work to help clean up their profession!? the planet. 

FTFY
2012-10-03 05:37:28 PM
1 votes:
RoyBatty: "The former legal assistants also offer insight into allegations that contrary to his claims, Johnson never personally visited many of the businesses he has sued under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

The women said they would accompany Johnson in his van for "field work" during which he would send them into a business as customers to look for ADA violations.

"He would call such actions a visit to the property even if he never left the van," the lawsuit claims.

The women said they were uncomfortable going into a business under a ruse and felt as though they were committing fraud, but said they were paid a bonus for the field work."

If this is true, any speculation on whether it is illegal, or unethical, or something that should have this guy disbarred?


I don't claim to be a lawyer but if he never ACTUALLY visited the business and perjured himself by claiming that he did, that would be illegal.
2012-10-03 02:28:35 PM
1 votes:

Banned on the Run: Wow. Never said this before, but he deserves to be crippled.


And the worst part?

He's been FAKING it THIS WHOLE TIME. HE CAN WALK!!!!
2012-10-03 12:18:53 PM
1 votes:
So are they gonna be able to re-open the 50-year-old burger joint??
2012-10-03 08:12:44 AM
1 votes:
WHAR pics of the hot assistants WHAR
2012-10-03 06:24:39 AM
1 votes:
GOOD!

I've been irked since the article about Ford's Burgers shutting down because of this jerk.

I think Karma got a double-whammy on this guy (one preemptive and now this) and I hope this lawsuit cripples his bank account and he gets disbarred.
2012-10-03 06:12:22 AM
1 votes:

Slaxl: With regard the case, what's wrong with a man only hiring attractive young women to handle him naked? If I had to have people wash me I too would rather they were attractive young women... I shouldn't be forced to hire ugly old moustachioed women if I don't want to.

If it turns out he's capable of washing himself and he just wants them to fondle him then fine, sue him, but I think he's just making the best of a bad situation.


It no doubt violates the law to discriminate by age and gender (and in some places, appearance), but he'd probably get away with it if he wasn't too obvious about it.

Having them wash him isn't a problem if that was a stated part of the job. Popping it on them later (so to speak) would be a little different, but TFA says they had to get training on "personal care," "learning to dress and undress their boss," as soon as they were hired.

The women are two 5-year employees, a 4-year employee, and a 1-1/2 year employee. So they knew about that duty from the beginning, but didn't find a new job or complain for several years?

Sounds like a shakedown to me. Isn't it awful how civil rights laws are used to harass the small businessman?
2012-10-03 06:02:23 AM
1 votes:
While what is happening to this troll is not Irony, it most certainly IS Karma!
2012-10-03 05:47:05 AM
1 votes:
Another article indicates it's not the ADA itself that's at fault:

According to one estimate, at least 42 percent of the nation's ADA-related lawsuits are brought in California, making this state ground zero for access filings. It's not hard to understand why. In most states, ADA plaintiffs are entitled only to injunctive relief - that is, having an access issue remedied - plus attorneys fees. But in California, access violations also run afoul of the state's [laws], which allow plaintiffs to tack [on] state claims for ... treble damages, with a minimum of $4,000 per occurrence, plus attorneys fees. ...

Still, only a very small group of practitioners - perhaps no more than 20 - generate the bulk of the filings.


Bottom line, he's an arsehole -- and so are the state legislators who won't fix this.
2012-10-03 04:57:20 AM
1 votes:
"It rubs the lotion on my skin. It does this whenever it's told, or else it gets shiatcanned."

/window seat, please
2012-10-03 04:53:36 AM
1 votes:
He's not handicapped, he's handi-creepable!

/randy-capable?
//but seriously, what a creepy p.o's.
2012-10-03 04:37:56 AM
1 votes:
If that guy wasn't already in a chair, I know plenty of people who would love to put him in one, gratis. He's a massive, predatory, opportunistic POS. People should lock their business doors if they see him coming. I suppose that wouldn't help if he sent in one of his forced fondlers/legal assistants, but if it's him, definitely lock that door.
2012-10-03 04:29:14 AM
1 votes:
wheel chair is different than a chain smoking COPD patient that can walk and act like a normal person, without an oxygen tank. she also smoked constantly. i dont know how much.But personal responsibility NEEDS to be a factor in some cases.
2012-10-03 04:25:57 AM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: BLEMDAR: themindiswatching: BLEMDAR: I disagree with disability acts. People abuse them as badly as wellfair. Even I am a cripple. Thats right a "cripple" No bubblegum BS sbout it, get over your PC crap. I dont use Handicapped spaces; I dont collect from the government.

So public buildings should be allowed to forego installing elevators because of some asshat?

elevators would be installed for the "Lazy" (i.e. ME) and just about any one who fights a a parking spot that isnt 10 feet from it.

My workplace is on the second floor and one of my co-workers needs a wheelchair to get around (she's partially paralyzed). If it weren't for the elevator in our building she wouldn't be able to do her job. Would you rather she sat home and collected money from the government instead of working? Because that's what would happen if she was denied access.


That is an excellent reminder of the purpose of ADA: Allow more people to be able to provide for themselves, and be less dependent on others.
2012-10-03 04:13:58 AM
1 votes:
Better call Saul Johnson...
2012-10-03 04:13:07 AM
1 votes:

starsrift: CAPTIAN SLAPPY: The whole system of having ADA enforced by lawsuits was such a horrible idea from day one.

I guess ideally it would result in some sort of suspension of their business license until the issue is fixed, kind of like the health depts. and eateries?


Was there anyway to make it an incentive not a punishment? Or at least neutral?

Something like "Costs directly involved in bringing your facility up to code will be applied to property taxes".
2012-10-03 04:07:06 AM
1 votes:
I know a lot of good hearted, hardworking attorneys who are involved in civil rights legislation. People who represent those who were wronged in SERIOUS ways, and who get paid crap money to do it.

This bottom feeder was one reason why good attorney's and well meaning businessmen suffer. I remember reading about his antics. Pissed me right the hell off. I hope he catches hell for this.

Yeah, yeah, lawyers suck (insert jawyer jokes here) and businessmen are scumbags (insert G.Carlin rant here), but we're not all bad. Some of us are actually good people who use the law to help others who really need it. Hell, I could probably be in an office twice as large and driving a Benz instead of an old Toyota if I wanted to milk my clients and the system like some of these cocksuckers.

/feels nice to be at peace with my conscience and sleep like a baby at night, though.
2012-10-03 04:05:36 AM
1 votes:

themindiswatching: BLEMDAR: I disagree with disability acts. People abuse them as badly as wellfair. Even I am a cripple. Thats right a "cripple" No bubblegum BS sbout it, get over your PC crap. I dont use Handicapped spaces; I dont collect from the government.

So public buildings should be allowed to forego installing elevators because of some asshat?


Old people aren't technically crippled - but they still prefer going up and down without excerting themselves, if you know what I mean.
2012-10-03 04:03:10 AM
1 votes:

BLEMDAR: I disagree with disability acts. People abuse them as badly as wellfair. Even I am a cripple. Thats right a "cripple" No bubblegum BS sbout it, get over your PC crap. I dont use Handicapped spaces; I dont collect from the government.


So public buildings should be allowed to forego installing elevators because of some asshat?
2012-10-03 04:01:25 AM
1 votes:
I disagree with disability acts. People abuse them as badly as wellfair. Even I am a cripple. Thats right a "cripple" No bubblegum BS sbout it, get over your PC crap. I dont use Handicapped spaces; I dont collect from the government.
2012-10-03 03:59:56 AM
1 votes:
Didn't someone mention that he averaged $5,000 per settlement, I.e. to drop the lawsuit?

At 2,000 cases, that comes to....$10 farking million.

/scumbag
2012-10-03 03:53:43 AM
1 votes:
What goes around comes around....
2012-10-03 03:52:31 AM
1 votes:
Instant Karma....
2012-10-03 03:38:13 AM
1 votes:
"The former legal assistants also offer insight into allegations that contrary to his claims, Johnson never personally visited many of the businesses he has sued under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

The women said they would accompany Johnson in his van for "field work" during which he would send them into a business as customers to look for ADA violations.

"He would call such actions a visit to the property even if he never left the van," the lawsuit claims.

The women said they were uncomfortable going into a business under a ruse and felt as though they were committing fraud, but said they were paid a bonus for the field work."


If this is true, any speculation on whether it is illegal, or unethical, or something that should have this guy disbarred?
2012-10-03 03:06:54 AM
1 votes:
I think he was the guy who went after a bunch of places in Julian and Alpine in SoCal. From what I heard, this sounds about right.
2012-10-03 03:06:48 AM
1 votes:
This is the guy who shut down Ford's Real Hamburgers. Sounds like a real class act.
 
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