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February 2005
Avoiding Tasting Room Liability under the ADA
Defending an ADA lawsuit can be costly enough to justify upgrading your facilities, even where the law might have previously allowed exemptions.
by John A. McKinsey
Tasting rooms in California have to be designed and operated carefully to avoid attracting painful and costly lawsuits under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). In the past several years, numerous wineries have been targeted by lawsuits big and small. The problem is not really complexity; the regulations are fairly straightforward, though sometimes unique circumstances require careful evaluation. The real problem is that most tasting rooms and their related facilities, such as restrooms and...
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