Defending Singleton Article Misses The Whole Issue with Jason Singleton.
I've always enjoyed reading Marcy Burstiner's articles, but her past article about supporting Jason Singleton misses the entire point of why people are so outraged about him here in Humboldt County.
It goes without saying that we should always support ADA access and encourage businesses to comply. However, with the way the ADA law is written, it doesn't allow a business owner any time to repair or upgrade any areas that need it without being subject to legal fees being imposed by an attorney.
I've been reading a lot about the different cases that have been filed by Jason Singleton and others--many of which are minor issues that a business can correct if given the chance--without having to pay attorney fees. Often, his process starts with a letter that's mostly anonymous due to poor return address information and no way to contact the concerned complainant. It's extremely shady and certainly not professional.
Even Clint Eastwood tried to get the ADA law modified with Congress so that defendants would be given a chance to fix problems before lawyers can start running the meter on fee-shift entitlements. (http://overlawyered.com/archives/00may2.ht…). The recommendation was simple: a bill that would require disabled people to wait yet another 90 days, requiring them to ask a business, nicely, to please make their premises accessible, before suing them under the Americans with Disabilities Act for their lack of access. Congress did nothing, so we are still dealing with these frivolous and business killing lawsuits by Jason Singleton here in Humboldt County.
Marcy, unlike you, I do begrudge Jason Singleton for making money off local business that have been given no chance to respond to a complaint or to correct issues before being hit with his ridiculous trumped up attorney fees.
We cannot afford for this type of business killing game playing in our community.
Well--Bob, thanks for exposing Bounty Killer for what he is. Hopefully the Humboldt community will stand up and do the right thing and not welcome him here to the Arcata Theatre Lounge!
Anti Gay, murder filled lyrics sung by a reggae performer is not the type of entertainment we want here in our community.
Readers--make it known of your discontent with Bounty Killer scheduled to play this Saturday at the Arcata Theater Lounge. I know that owners Lara and Brian Cox would not stand for this if they were truly aware.
Owner Lara and Brian Cox
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vol XXVI issue 40
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