California: ADA lawsuit mill destroys family’s restaurant dream

“The lawsuit devastated him,” Moji Saniefar said. “He didn’t want to operate it anymore.”

What’s worse, she said, is that Zlfred’s ended up closing and her father died before a federal judge in March this year dismissed the ADA lawsuit.

“He never got to know that he won the case,” Saniefar said.

Fatemeh and Gholamreza “Reza” Saniefar “owned Zlfred’s restaurant in central Fresno for nearly 40 years. The restaurant closed in March 2015 after it was sued for ADA violations.” Now their daughter is suing two law firms involved in the action, which she alleges was part of a pattern of mass-produced complaints intended to extract money under the Americans with Disabilities Act and California law. [Fresno Bee]

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