March 2024
ADA Website Lawsuits Recap

279 ADA website lawsuits were filed in March 2024, an increase of 12 (4.49%) lawsuits compared to 267 lawsuits filed in February 2024.

Total Federal and State Court ADA Website Lawsuit for March 2024

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

Number of ADA website lawsuits filed in March: New York 138, California 72, Florida 49, Pennsylvania 6, Other States 14.

14 Plaintiffs Filed Over 51% ADA Lawsuits in March 2024

Number Plaintiff Name Plaintiff Firm Name Number of Cases Percentage Jan to Mar
1 Derrick Anderson Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 23 8.24% 23
2 Victor Ariza Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A. 14 5.02% 28
3 Ali Colak Stein Saks, PLLC 13 4.66% 40
4 Cesar Cotto Manning Law, APC 12 4.30% 20
5 Nihal Erkan Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 12 4.30% 19
6 Angela Wahab Stein Saks, PLLC 11 3.94% 28
7 Andrew Toro Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 9 3.23% 24
8 Jessica Karim Gabriel A. Levy, P.C. 8 2.87% 26
9 Kimberly Miller Gottlieb & Associates 8 2.87% 8
10 Rebecca Castillo Manning Law, APC 7 2.51% 27
11 Alejandro Espinoza Mendez Law Offices, PLLC 7 2.51% 15
12 Luis Licea Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 7 2.51% 10
13 Arantza Espinoza Mendez Law Offices, PLLC 7 2.51% 7
14 Braulio Thorne Gottlieb & Associates 7 2.51% 7
14 Plaintiffs Filed 51.97% ADA Lawsuits in March 2024 145 51.97% 282
51 Plaintiffis Filed 48.03% ADA Lawsuits 134 48.03% 483
65 Plaintiffs Filed 279 Lawsuits in March 2024 279 100% 765

Key Summary Points:

  • The top 14 plaintiffs are responsible for 51.97% of lawsuits.
  • New plaintiff Derrick Anderson of Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC, leads the list with 23 (8.24%) lawsuits in his first month.
  • Victor Ariza of Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A., filed 14 (5.02%) ADA website lawsuits.
  • 65 plaintiffs collectively filed 279 website ADA lawsuits in March 2024.

12 Law Firms Filed Over 91% of ADA Lawsuits in March 2024

Number Plaintiff Firm Name Number of Cases Percentage Jan to Mar
1 Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC 55 19.71% 116
2 Stein Saks, PLLC 41 14.70% 119
3 Gottlieb & Associates 25 8.96% 72
4 Roderick V. Hannah, Esq., P.A. 25 8.96% 63
5 Pacific Trial Attorneys, APC 24 8.60% 54
6 Manning Law, APC 23 8.24% 75
7 Mendez Law Offices, PLLC 17 6.09% 34
8 Beverly Hills Trial Attorneys, P.C 14 5.02% 15
9 Gabriel A. Levy, P.C. 13 4.66% 39
10 Throndset Michenfelder Law Office, LLC 7 2.51% 20
11 Barros Law Firm 6 2.15% 16
12 The Hill Law Firm 6 2.15% 6
12 Law Firms Filed 91.76% of Lawsuits in March 2024 256 91.76% 629
9 Law Firms Filed 18.35% ADA Lawsuits 32 8.24% 136
21 Law Frims Filed 279 Lawsuits in March 2024 279 100% 765

Key Summary Points:

  • In March 2024, the top 5 law firms collectively represented 60.93% of all ADA website lawsuits.
  • Mars Khaimov Law, PLLC, leads with 55 (19.71%) lawsuits.
  • Stein Saks, PLLC is next on the list with 41 (14.70%) lawsuits.
  • Overall, 21 firms collectively filed 279 website ADA lawsuits in March 2024.

Industries Affected by Website Accessibility Lawsuits in March 2024

Number Industry Category Number of Cases Percentage Jan to Mar
1 Lifestyle, Fashion, Clothing & Apparel 79 28.32% 214
2 Restaurant, Food, Drinks & Beverages 65 23.30% 199
3 Beauty, Skin & Body Care 18 6.45% 47
4 Furniture, Ligthing, Home Decor & Kitchen Accessories 15 5.38% 45
5 Retail & Consumer Goods 21 7.53% 42
6 Medical & Health 9 3.23% 31
7 Educational, Media, Magazines & Kids Accessories 6 2.15% 29
8 Entertainment, Musical Instruments & Accessories 18 6.45% 26
9 Toys, Games, Gifts & Flower Shops 6 2.15% 56
10 Travel, Hotels & Hospitality 5 1.79% 20
10 Industries Faced 86.74% of ADA lawsuits in March 242 86.74% 709
10 Industries collectively Faced 10.11% of the lawsuits 37 13.26% 56
Industries Affected by Website Accessibility Lawsuits in March 2024 279 100% 765

ADA Lawsuits Filed By Web Platforms in March 2024

The primary responsibility for ADA compliance lies with website owners or operators, who must make sure their sites are accessible to people with disabilities, regardless of the platform.

It should be noted that lawsuits being filed does not necessarily mean that the platforms are inaccessible or non-compliant. Rather, these legal actions typically stem from the way businesses handle and upkeep their websites on different platforms.

Shopify

A user-friendly e-commerce platform designed to simplify the process of setting up and managing online stores.

Lawsuits: 83

Percentage: 29.75%

WordPress

A versatile content management system (CMS) offering extensive customization options and a wide array of plugins

Lawsuits: 49

Percentage: 17.56%

Salesforce Commerce Cloud

A cloud-based solution tailored to meet the demands of large-scale and intricate e-commerce requirements.

Lawsuits: 21

Percentage: 7.53%

Squarespace

An expandable, open-source platform for e-commerce that offers advanced customization options.

Lawsuits: 10

Percentage: 3.58%

Other Custom Coded Websites

Bespoke websites crafted with unique designs and features to meet the specific needs of businesses.

Lawsuits: 106

Percentage: 39.70%

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