San Diego Superior Court records show a recent surge of ADA lawsuits filed by litigant Dwight Banks, often represented by Boardwalk Law Firm. Click below for more information on this potentially “High-Frequency” ADA litigant.

“High-Frequency” litigant, defined

A serial (or “high-frequency”) litigant is defined under California Code of Civil Procedure section 425.55(b) as “a plaintiff who has filed 10 or more complaints alleging a construction-related accessibility violation within the 12-month period immediately preceding the filing of the current complaint alleging a construction-related accessibility violation.”

Court records indicate that Dwight Banks is potentially a “High Frequency” ADA litigant

As of July 7, 2017, Dwight Banks had filed 67 lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in San Diego Superior Court in 2016 and 2017. Thus, it appears highly possible that Mr. Washington would be a “High-Frequency” litigant for an ADA lawsuit filed on or about July 7, 2017, the date of this post.

California law provides additional protections for small businesses sued by “High-Frequency” ADA litigants

If you are a San Diego small business owner who is facing a lawsuit filed by Dwight Banks or another High Frequency ADA litigant, there are additional protections that may be available to your business under California law. Suits filed by Mr. Banks are now targeting businesses in other Southern California counties, too. If your business is facing a High Frequency ADA lawsuit, feel free to contact The Jake A. Walton Law Firm – we would be happy to speak with you about your case.