Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider the appeal of a serial plaintiff who had been designated a "vexatious litigant" (i.e., a judge issued an order requiring the plaintiff to obtain a court order before filing more ADA/accessibility lawsuits). In upholding the order, California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the plaintiff repeatedly claimed to be injured by inanimate objects, such as the configuration of restroom fixtures. Mr. Pinnock's lawfirm filed hundreds-- possibly thousands of similar injury claims (i.e., where they repeatedly claimed the plaintiff they represented was injured by fixed objects), many of them for Mr. Pinnock himself. Because Mr. Pinnock is a lawyer, many find these claims troubling and cannot distinguish between the injury claims Mr. Pinnock made from those Mr. Molski made. The following are only a partial set of documents-- as more are obtained, they will be posted-- they do not include the many lawsuits Mr. Pinnock's lawfirm filed for other plaintiffs with similar injury claims. It is interesting to note that hundreds of lawsuits were filed before this group in which Mr. Pinnock did not claim to be injured, and countless more were filed later in which he did not claim to be injured; why would he suddenly claim such a large number of injuries at such a vast group of locations? Many think it is more troubling that so many injury claims were made in such a short period of time (in and around 2004).
Note: The injury claim can usually be found in the last paragraph of the complaint-- just before the "prayer" and attorney signature line. Many insurers have been forced to defend ADA/accessibility lawsuits because of similar claims of personal injury, even when there was no documentation or reports of any injury.