A federal judge in Atlanta swatted down a putative class action leveling racketeering charges against two lawyers who have filed hundreds of Americans with Disabilities Act cases against business owners over noncompliance claims. 

The complaint filed last year in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia accused Atlanta attorney Craig Ehrlich and Douglas Schapiro of Boca Raton, Florida, an ADA consulting firm, and several of their clients of ginning up “boilerplate” lawsuits alleging false ADA violations, then pressuring the defendants “to settle cases early to avoid distraction to their business and avoid costly litigation.”

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