The US House of Representatives yesterday passed HR 620, which requires that business owners be given details about alleged ADA violations and a time to cure the default before a lawsuit can be initiated. The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, which has long been a priority of the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), prohibits civil action until the aggrieved provides written notice of an architectural violation to the business owner and that owner then fails to plan to or make progress toward eliminating the ADA violation. “Drive-by lawsuits” are initiated by unscrupulous attorneys, often without any real violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as a means to extract settlements (generally in the $3,000 – $8,000 range) from the owners of small businesses across the country. The bill is expected to face a tougher time in the US Senate where 60 votes will be needed for passage.