March 15, 2005

Another Calif. ADA filer

You've covered (Dec. 12, Jan. 8) the exploits of Jarek Molski, perennial plaintiff in disabled-rights cases. Let me also bring to your attention Matt Lakota, who has sued at least 120 small businesses (including one of my clients) for parking spot infractions and other alleged disability rights violations. For more on Lakota's antics -- which have included writing false parking tickets for people he claims were illegally parked in handicap spots, and then pocketing the $280 fines, a stunt that earned him a conviction on several charges -- see coverage in the Chico News and Review, Sept. 12, 2002, Jul. 15, 2004, and Dec. 16, 2004. Incidentally, my client and I just went to court and won -- Lakota's case was dismissed with prejudice. -- Jeff Aran, Attorney at Law, Sacramento

Posted by Walter Olson at March 15, 2005 11:44 PM