Court Caps Man at More Than 400 Lawsuits

Californian sued under Americans With Disabilities Act
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 18, 2008 11:58 AM CST
Jarek Molski sued businesses to get handicapped parking and handrails required under federal law, but a judge questioned his motives.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – After filing more than 400 lawsuits under the Amercians With Disabilities Act, Jarek Molski will be be allowed to file no more, the Los Angeles Times reports. In 2004, a federal judge accused him of extorting California businesses, barring him from future litigation, and yesterday the Supreme Court declined to hear his case against the owner of a Chinese restaurant.

Many of the businesses Molski sued for handrail and parking violations settled, earning the crusader hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2004, the judge also banned Molski's law firm from litigating without permission.Though a full-court rehearing was denied, nine of the appeal court's 28 judges dissented, saying the constitutional right to sue was “one of the most precious” liberties and should be limited "very sparingly."