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9th Circuit Agrees Litigant is Vexatious

April 8, 2008

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9th Circuit Agrees Litigant Is Vexatious
The San Francisco Daily Journal
April 8, 2008
By John Roemer, Daily Journal Staff Writer

Shareholder LizBeth West is quoted in this article about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmation of the Los Angeles District Court judge’s decision to declare Jarek Molski a vexatious litigant. Mr. Molski, a Woodland Hills paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, has filed over 400 lawsuits over disability access against California businesses.

LizBeth West criticized these types of lawsuits by individuals such as Mr. Molski, as they are motivated by attorney fees and statutory damages for hyper technical violations of the ADA law. She stated, "Plaintiffs can go in almost in a private regulatory role and subject businesses to great economic hardship."