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ADA doesn’t preempt award of grocer’s attorney fees

The Americans with Disabilities Act does not preempt a state law mandating an award of attorney fees to a storeowner who prevailed in a disability access action, the California Supreme Court has ruled in affirming an $118,000 award.

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A §1983 plaintiff who obtained a permanent injunction to prevent police interference with planned abortion protests could be a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney fees. See “Abortion protestor may be awarded attorney fees” U.S. Supreme Court. Lefemine v. Wideman, No. ...

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