According to Law360, over 240 federal ADA website compliance lawsuits were filed in 2016 alone. As stated by Seyfarth
Shaw, the trend continued through 2017 with an astonishing 814 ADA website accessibility lawsuits filed. A more recent
Seyfarth Shaw Synopsis states that web accessibility cases filed to federal court showed an acceleration of that trend.
During 2018,there have already over 1053 ADA lawsuits filed. Most of them were coming from
California, New York and Florida residents with disabilities.
Seyfarth Synopsis: California state courts are becoming an even friendlier jurisdiction for plaintiffs filing lawsuits
about allegedly inaccessible websites. "California Superior Court Judge Gregory Kiosan decided that Title III of the ADA does cover online-only businesses and
refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against
an online-only video game retailer." So all businesses whether online only or with a brick and mortar presence need to follow the ADA guidelines.