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    Just seen on FB, about The Shave Nook forum now closed. I hope It'll be not in here.
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    I'm not sure what ADA compliant means but it's very sad that the website has been targeted.

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    ADA, is Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Someone's civil rights may have been stepped on, somehow.
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    I looked on the Facebook page and it appears some shyster is targeting shave forums and filing lawsuits against them.
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    This past Wednesday (4/12/23) I was served with a civil lawsuit seeking $25,000 in damages due to my website supposedly not being ADA Compliant. The current version of my website was launched merely six months ago and the developers emphasized that it would meet all ADA requirements so my spidey senses started tingling immediately.
    I'm fortunate to have a private investigator as a good friend as well as a few lawyer friends. In digging into this, we discovered that the plaintiff is a serial litigator who has 188 ADA lawsuits. It seemed odd that he was filing all of these lawsuits Pro-se (without a lawyer) so we dug a little deeper. The plaintiff is tied to a dis-barred lawyer (he embezzled client funds) who is acting as the puppet master. This dis-barred lawyer has a handful of disabled clients that he uses to file all of these lawsuits. The lawsuits are cookie cutter lawsuits and all are aimed at websites and not physical locations. They seek $25,000 in damages with a settlement of $4,000. For this client alone (and there are several other clients) the total settlement amount for the 188 cases would be $752,000.
    What's perhaps even more interesting is this particular plaintiff seems especially interested in shaving websites, barbershop websites and cigar shop websites that are based in Los Angeles County. The day after I was served, the Shaver Shop down the street from me was also served. Although they do have a physical store, the suit filed against them was also for their website and not the physical store.
    I have hired a specialty law firm and intend to fight this rather than settle. Someone needs to draw a line in the sand.
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    Hopefully, this group becomes totally disabled, and sued for their actions against others, rights.

    This is a attack for monetary purposes, only.
    How is anyone's rights, violated in a forum.
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    This is a known scam going on for years and it is being done by people all over the country. Settle or hire a lawyer and pay 10 times that amount in legal fees to defend yourself.

    They go around and look for issues like no ramp for a wheelchair or handicap parking. I'm not sure what a web site issue is maybe they want the site in braille or something.
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    Just proof that sleazeballs are coming out of the woodwork everywhere. Just hearing about this makes my blood boil.
    Good luck Glen…Take ‘‘em down brother!

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    As sad as it is we have allowed it to happen to us in the US. Although we may not actively be participants the fact that we have not actively forced tort reform makes us all vulnerable. McDonald's was in large part responsible because they have had a policy of settle in any suit regardless of the merit. This has made it clear to sheisters that entities with deep pockets are easy targets.
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    From what I see I agree with Paul. This is a US phenomenon made possible by your tort laws which make it trivial to sue anyone for anything, for a ridiculous amount of money. What also doesn't help is that it's legal for lawyers to sue in return for a slice of the cake.

    Anyway I think this site is not really at risk since Ivan is the de-facto owner and he is in Europe, so serving him or taking action isn't realistic. Iirc even the domain is registered with a non-US registrar. Same for my place.

    Shaving sites with US based owners probably are at risk, simply because of the cookie cutter nature of the lawsuit.
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