I've got a little list
I've got a little list
Of society offenders
Who might well be underground
And never would be missed
They never would be missed
|Groucho Marx as Ko-Ko|
Dear all Star Donuts supporters,
Thank you so much for your support. It has been overwhelming to see so many people signing in and leaving supportive comments for us. We are very thankful for every single signature.
We are very sorry to tell you that we (Star Donuts) will be closing our doors when our supplies run out soon. We simply cannot afford to stay open and have something like this happen to our business again. Unless the Americans with Disabilities Act changes, and prevents people from taking advantage of it, Star Donuts will never reopen its doors.
Thank you so much,
The petition in question appeared on Change.org after Star Donuts became the victim of the ADA scammers, Michelle Johnson and Ross Cornell, as I reported here on this blog before.
Michelle and Ross work together as a team - he's the attorney, she is the professional "plaintiff" who looks for small businesses and then files a complaint under Prop 65 and the Americans With Disabilities Act, usually claiming that the business does not have the proper accommodations, be it the slope of the wheelchair access ramp or, in the case of Star Donuts, the lack of handicap parking spots in front of it, something that is beyond the business' control.
Administrative law has become a business in California and the clowns in Sacramento, fattened by money from plaintiff attorneys like Cornell, will not change it. It allows a plaintiff like Michelle Johnson to sue a small business without showing personal damages, something that would be required if she were suing under straight tort law. What is the scheme? Sue a small business . . . and then ask for just enough as a "settlement" to drop the suit, so that it becomes more cost-effective to pay this bitch than fight it out in court. "Bitch," of course, is my personal opinion, supported by the 1st Amendment, and should I call Ross Cornell "my niggah," it is, of course, a term of endearment.
But thanks to them, another business that generates desperately needed revenue for the state of California will bite the dust.
I wonder if Cornell has ever tried this on a business in East L.A. or Calle Cuatro in Santa Ana? I suspect not, knowing that there is a good possibility he - and Michelle - could end up, well, deceased.
And . . . they never would be missed.