Quick Hits – St. Patrick’s Day Edition

I’m a day late with the St. Patrick’s Day Edition of Quick Hits but that’s no reason not to raise a toast to the saint who, as my great-grandfather William Mullin said, drove all the snakes out of Ireland except the politicians. Counter widths and the ADA Johnson v. Starbucks Corp., 2019 WL 699136 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2019) confirms what DOJ recently announced* – the ADA standards do not require that a sales counter be of any particular width. This has been an area of disagreement for years and now seems to be resolved. Just who “operates” a transportation system? The discussion in Cupolo-Freeman v. Hosp. Properties Tr.,  2019 WL 935134, at *5 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 26, 2019) is too lengthy to explain in this quick hits blog, but the bottom line is easy. The entity that owns a hotel will be liable for ADA violations by the management company it hires, at least when it comes to transportation services offered by the hotel. The defendant’s…

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