Filings in New York’s federal courts now represent more than 70% of all federally brought American with Disabilities Act website-accessibility lawsuits, as the coronavirus pandemic has driven people to increasingly rely on digital services and “sparked a surge in the suits” in New York, according to information released by UsableNet Inc., a company that tracks “all digital related” ADA lawsuits nationwide.

Meanwhile, as has been seen in recent years as well, just a handful of plaintiffs-side law firms in the New York metro area bring the vast majority of New York federal court-lodged suits on behalf of plaintiffs, according to a Sept. 24 news release on UsableNet that describes the company’s recent research findings.

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