We may never know how many businesses have been forced to close, seek bankruptcy protection, or had to dismiss employees after ADA/accessibility lawsuits are filed or financial demands are made. A few of the confirmed cases are shown below, together with information which can help document the closing. While it is true that few commercial business locations remain permanently closed (i.e., most eventually re-open), many question whether there are better ways of improving accessibility for people with disabilities than the often heavyhanded litigation practices which many small businesses cannot afford to deal with (see www.ADAabuse.com for more information).
The following is by no means a complete list of businesses which have closed shortly after being sued in ADA/accessibility lawsuits-- in many cases, a business just quietly fades away. If you know of a business which closed shortly after an ADA/accessibility lawsuit was filed, please Contact Us.