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San Francisco District Attorney Boudin Announces Groundbreaking Civil Prosecution Against Law Firm for Exploiting ADA to File Thousands of Fraudulent Lawsuits Against Small Businesses

Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón announced that the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office are filing a joint civil complaint against the law firm Potter Handy LLP. Potter Handy has filed thousands of fraudulent, boilerplate lawsuits against small businesses alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California’s Unruh Act, a civil rights statute.

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