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East Village Cafe Was Sued Under ADA So Demanded Plaintiff's 1099s Talks Continue

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 12 – Ashley Francis sued Tompkins Square Acquisition LLC and Seven A Cafe for being inaccessible to the disabled.                

   On August 24 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge John P. Cronan held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

 As issue was the defendants' request for Ms. Francis' tax returns or at least 1099s.

They are alleging that she just goes to businesses stoops and sues - then possibly doesn't pay taxes.

Her lawyer said it is not relevant but collateral.

But Judge Cronan ordered that the 1099s be produced, albeit with the names of the previously settlement businesses redacted.

Another proceeding was held on October 12, and Inner City Press again covered it. But the 1099s had still not been produced. Now the plaintiff's lawyer asked if opposing counsel would disclose whether in previous cases their clients had issued 1099s.

On November 16, Judge Cronan held a proceeding about a stipulation and order between the plaintiff and Tompkins Square Acquisition LLC involving some 2010 ADA modifications.

On January 10, the plaintiff's lawyer filed a letter with Judge Cronan complaining that defendants had not conferred, but that settlement discussions continue so "plaintiff requests that the parties be instructed to continue their direct discussions."

The case is Francis v. Tompkins Square Acquisition LLC et al., 20-cv-4015 (Cronan) 


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