Over the past two years, San Diego Superior Court records have show a recent surge of ADA lawsuits filed by the Boardwalk Law Firm on behalf of litigants Jerry Jackson, Patrick Evans, Dwight Banks, Willie Washington, and Roy Mason. Click below for more information on the Boardwalk Law Firm.
“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 the Boardwalk Law Firm routinely represents “High Frequency” ADA litigants
Starting on October 20, 2017 and going back to the beginning of 2016, the total number of ADA lawsuits in which Jerry Jackson, Patrick Evans, Dwight Banks, Willie Washington, and Roy Mason were represented by the Boardwalk Law Firm breaks down as follows:
Jerry Jackson: 37 filings.
Patrick Evans: 23 filings.
Dwight Banks: 78 filings.
Willie Washington: 18 filings.
Roy Mason: 130 filings.
TOTAL SAN DIEGO BOARDWALK LAW FIRM ADA FILINGS: 286.
It is important to note that these filings are only for San Diego County, and that the Boardwalk Law Firm has recently expanded their activities to other Southern California counties such as Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles.
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 one of the litigants commonly represented by the Boardwalk Law Firm, there are additional protections that may be available to your business under California law. Feel free to contact The Jake A. Walton Law Firm – we would be happy to speak with you about your case.