PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Dec. 8 that his office has filed a motion to dismiss more than 1,000 open lawsuits put forth by an alleged serial litigator who targets Arizona businesses.
According to Brnovich, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) flooded Arizona courts with roughly 1,700 lawsuits against Valley businesses earlier in the year. Brnovich claims the lawsuits are “copy-and-paste”; they target the parking lots of businesses and state that the lots do not comply with regulations related to persons with disabilities.
According to Brnovich’s office, many of the issues mentioned are minor and easily fixable yet the lawsuits seek thousands of dollars in damages in attorneys’ fees.
“Abusive litigation practices harm our community,” Brnovich said. “These shakedowns strain our collective resources and damage our faith in well-meaning laws and public institutions.”
A court first granted Brnovich’s motion to consolidate every AID case into one case. Brnovich’s office now seeks a dismissal of the claims.