January 2024
ADA Website Lawsuits Recap

219 ADA website lawsuits were filed in January 2024, a decrease of 50 (22.83%) lawsuits compared to 269 lawsuits filed in December 2023.

Total Federal and State Court ADA Website Lawsuit for January 2024

Bar graph showing state-wise ADA website lawsuits filed in January 2024. Further details are provided below.

Number of ADA website lawsuits filed in January: New York 136, California 32, Florida 38, Pennsylvania 5, Other States 8.

12 Plaintiffs Filed 51% ADA Lawsuits in January 2024

Number Plaintiff Name Plaintiff Firm Name Number of Cases Percentage 2023 Lawsuits
1 Ali Colak Stein Saks, PLLC 19 8.68% 11
2 Sanjay Sookul Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 16 7.31% 37
3 Angela Wahab Stein Saks, PLLC 13 5.94% 21
4 Jessica Karim Gabriel A. Levy, P.C. 12 5.48% 10
5 Nelson Fernandez Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A. 11 5.02% 63
6 Rebecca Castillo Manning Law, APC 10 4.57% 57
7 Windy Lucius J. Courtney Cunningham, PLLC 8 3.65% 48
8 Drew Hunthausen Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 6 2.74% 57
9 Milagros Senior Gottlieb & Associates 6 2.74% 17
10 Colette Stroude Stein Saks, PLLC 4 1.83% 28
11 Cesar Cotto Manning Law, APC 4 1.83% 33
12 Dominick Martin Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 4 1.83% 45
12 Plaintiffs Filed 51.60% ADA Lawsuits in January 2024 113 51.60% 427
53 Plaintiffis Filed 48.40% ADA Lawsuits 106 48.40% 1112
65 Plaintiffs Filed 219 Lawsuits in January 2024 219 100% 1539

Key Summary Points:

  • The top 12 plaintiffs are responsible for 51.60% of lawsuits.
  • Ali Colak of Stein Saks, PLLC, leads with 19 lawsuits (8.68%).
  • Perla Mageno of Manning Law, APC, the leading contributor with 172 lawsuits last year, had no ADA website lawsuits in January 2024.
  • The plaintiffs who filed 219 ADA website lawsuits in January 2024 had collectively filed 1,539 lawsuits, accounting for 39.85% of all website ADA lawsuits in 2023.
  • Plaintiffs Antoinette Suchenko, Juan Batista, Jorge Mojica, Candelalira Jelinksi, and Mejia Jose, who collectively filed 6 ADA website lawsuits in January 2024, had no filings in the previous year, 2023.

5 Law Firms Filed more than 50% of ADA Lawsuits in January 2024

Number Plaintiff Firm Name Number of Cases Percentage 2023 Lawsuits
1 Stein Saks, PLLC 45 20.55% 568
2 Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 28 12.79% 568
3 Manning Law, APC 21 9.59% 316
4 Gabriel A. Levy, P.C. 15 6.85% 65
5 Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A. 15 6.85% 182
6 Gottlieb & Associates 12 5.48% 280
7 Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 12 5.48% 362
8 Mizrahi Kroub LLP 12 5.48% 227
9 NYE Stirling, Hale & Miller, LLP 11 5.02% 131
10 Shaked Law Group, P.C 9 4.11% 128
10 Law Firms Filed 82.19% of Lawsuits in January 2024 180 82.19% 2827
8 Law Firms Filed 17.81% ADA Lawsuits 39 17.81% 301
18 Law Frims Filed 219 Lawsuits in January 2024 219 100% 3128

Key Summary Points:

  • The top 5 law firms collectively represent 56.62% of the total ADA website lawsuits filed in January 2024.
  • Stein Saks, PLLC, and Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC, top filers in 2023 with 568 lawsuits each, continue to lead in January 2024 with 45 and 28 filings, respectively.
  • Manning Law, APC follows with a steady pace, filing 21 lawsuits in January 2024 against their 316 total in 2023.
  • Gabriel A. Levy, P.C. escalates its focus, filing 15 in January, a significant start against its 65 total lawsuits in 2023.
  • In January 2024, these firms filed 219 ADA lawsuits. It’s noteworthy that in the previous year, they collectively filed 3,128 lawsuits, accounting for 80.99% of the total lawsuits filed in 2023.

Industries Affected by Website Accessibility Lawsuits in January 2024

Number Industry Category Number of Cases Percentage 2023 Lawsutis
1 Lifestyle, Fashion, Clothing & Apparel 63 28.77% 1156
2 Restaurant, Food, Drinks & Beverages 61 27.85% 885
3 Medical & Health 17 7.76% 344
4 Furniture, Ligthing, Home Decor & Kitchen Accessories 12 5.48% 316
5 Beauty, Skin & Body Care 11 5.02% 190
6 Toys, Games, Gifts & Flower Shops 8 3.65% 112
7 Travel, Hotels & Hospitality 8 3.65% 215
8 Retail & Consumer Goods 7 3.20% 174
9 Home Garden & Outdoor Recreational 7 3.20% 56
10 Educational, Media, Magazines & Kids Accessories 5 2.28% 142
10 Industries Faced 90.87% of ADA lawsuits in January 199 90.87% 3590
8 industries collectively Faced 9.13% of the lawsuits 20 9.13% 281
Industries Affected by Website Accessibility Lawsuits in January 2024 219 100% 3871

ADA Lawsuits Filed By Web Platforms in January 2024

Primarily, the duty to uphold ADA compliance falls on the shoulders of the website owners or operators. It’s their obligation to make sure their sites are accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities, regardless of the platform used.

It is crucial to understand that the initiation of these lawsuits doesn’t necessarily indicate the platforms themselves are inaccessible or non-compliant. Often, these legal actions stem from the way businesses manage and upkeep their websites across different platforms.

Shopify

An intuitive e-commerce platform for easy online store setup and management.

Lawsuits: 81

Percentage: 36.99%

WordPress

A flexible CMS with wide-ranging customization and extensive plugins.

Lawsuits: 42

Percentage: 19.18%

Salesforce Commerce Cloud

A cloud-based solution for large-scale, complex e-commerce needs.

Lawsuits: 12

Percentage: 5.48%

Magento

A scalable, open-source e-commerce platform with advanced customization.

Lawsuits: 4

Percentage: 1.83%

Other Custom Coded Websites

Tailored websites with unique features and designs for specific business requirements.

Lawsuits: 80

Percentage: 36.53%

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