U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,188 posts, read 47,496,421 times
Reputation: 19692

Advertisements

Mundy, who lives in California, notes every time a restaurant or business in the state doesn't have wheelchair-friendly tables, bathrooms or other features required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, CNN reports. He documents these violations -- however small -- and sues. Usually, the businesses pay Mundy a settlement of a few thousand dollars to avoid trial.

Disabled Man Sues Businesses for a Living
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
11,456 posts, read 12,686,801 times
Reputation: 4759
Pretty poopy, but he is within his right to do so if they are not complying.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:07 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
9,695 posts, read 7,981,920 times
Reputation: 4063
>Pretty poopy, but he is within his right to do so if they are not complying.<

He is a lazy turd playing the system.

There was a guy in FL doing the same thing. He was measuring handicapped spaces and suing if they were even an inch too small.

He and all the other lazy losers in this country need to be put in a Mad Max Thunderdome style cage. Make it a pay per view event. We will just shoot the last one standing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
18,048 posts, read 10,060,490 times
Reputation: 6966
Quote:
Originally Posted by ottomobeale View Post
>Pretty poopy, but he is within his right to do so if they are not complying.<

He is a lazy turd playing the system.

There was a guy in FL doing the same thing. He was measuring handicapped spaces and suing if they were even an inch too small.

He and all the other lazy losers in this country need to be put in a Mad Max Thunderdome style cage. Make it a pay per view event. We will just shoot the last one standing.
So you are advocating allowing businesses to break the law?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:27 AM
 
26,169 posts, read 18,860,953 times
Reputation: 14030
the online poll says it all.

How would you describe Mundy's actions?
Extortion 88%
Advocacy 12%

Should businesses be able to fix the violations before having to pay for them?
Yes 93%
No 7%
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:56 AM
 
34,990 posts, read 34,648,319 times
Reputation: 6163
If those restaurants and businesses still arent compliant with the Disabilities Act after all these years, I dont blame him for taking advantage of this creative, if hostile, opportunity to make an honest buck. What he does is advocacy since because of him they'll have the correct tables in place for the next disabled person. Settling out of court is not extortion. The second question is badly phrased too. They can fix the violations anytime they want, but the wheelchair-accessible tables and so on were supposed to be in place when they were needed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
5,615 posts, read 12,785,423 times
Reputation: 2534
Quote:
Originally Posted by cuebald View Post
So you are advocating allowing businesses to break the law?
No, but at the same time in this case the punishment definitely does not fit the crime. The end result is nothing more than extortion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
9,695 posts, read 7,981,920 times
Reputation: 4063
>So you are advocating allowing businesses to break the law?<

Its extortion for a lazy POS to make a living as a parasite.

Ill change my mind when 100% of it goes to charity... and yes that charity can be a charity for the wheelchair bound.

I do aplologize:
To all POS and parasites for the unfavorable comparison.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 06:46 AM
 
4,089 posts, read 4,704,668 times
Reputation: 1251
Quote:
Originally Posted by delusianne View Post
If those restaurants and businesses still arent compliant with the Disabilities Act after all these years, I dont blame him for taking advantage of this creative, if hostile, opportunity to make an honest buck. What he does is advocacy since because of him they'll have the correct tables in place for the next disabled person. Settling out of court is not extortion. The second question is badly phrased too. They can fix the violations anytime they want, but the wheelchair-accessible tables and so on were supposed to be in place when they were needed.

I would have expected nothing less from you. This says as much about you as it does about him.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 06:47 AM
 
119 posts, read 201,174 times
Reputation: 113
What a vile piece of trash. I bet he would sue the California Dept. of Corrections for not having a wheelchair ramp to the gas chamber.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top