Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Small Chinese Restaurants in New York Targeted for Disability Lawsuits

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Many small Chinese restaurants in New York are being targeted by lawsuits brought against them under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and it’s a nationwide trend. The steps at the entrance of a Chinese restaurant in New York’s Chinatown have landed the owner in legal trouble. On July 4, Lin Kwok Keung, a wheelchair-bound man, filed a lawsuit against four Chinese restaurants in Chinatown on the grounds that the restaurants’ dining environment did not comply with the ADA. Lin has previously sued more than two dozen restaurants. According to records in federal court in the Southern District of New York, the four Chinese restaurants are Ajisen Noodle Restaurant at 14 Mott Street, Rong City Fish Balls at 21 Eldridge Street, Tao Hong Bakery at 79 Chrystie Street, and Bambu Franchising Beverages Shop at 124B Hester Street. They are all small restaurants. The 13-14 page lawsuit alleges that the restaurants …

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