Most ridiculous lawsuits: Yuba City Pays Man To Stop Frivolous ADA Lawsuits

YUBA CITY (CBS13) – A disability debacle is playing out in Yuba City as officials are paying a man to stay away. And because of it, he’s cashing in.

Yuba City officials say the man is attacking small business owners with frivolous lawsuits.

This settlement agreement is the first of its kind in the state, and while it does give the city and businesses a moment of relief from one man, it also opens the floodgates for others to cash in on their decision.

Owners of JJ’s Tools and Merchandise shop off Gray Avenue say they are relieved a notorious local man will not be able to target their business over Americans with Disabilities Act compliance laws.

“We’d probably have to close it down. We do not have the capital; we’re barely breaking even,” owner Jayne Sawyer said.

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The city agreed to pay George Louie $15,000 for him to stop bringing frivolous lawsuits against them and area businesses.

“It’s just sad because it’s not what the law intended to do,” said Sawyer ...

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