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Public Wi Fi Ban Because of Allergy?

By May 24, 2008April 14th, 2012Internet Lawyer

allergic to wi-fiSanta Fe, New Mexico apparently has no shortage of village idiots. There’s a group in that city that wants to ban public wi-fi because they claim to be allergic to it. Based upon this alleged allergy, they claim that having wi-fi in public buildings discriminates against them in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Of course the symptoms for this nonexistent allergy vary by the loon who claims to have it — ranging from headaches to chest pains.

These are the same type of unsubstantiated claims one sees from time to time against cellular phones, televisions, computer monitors, and other technology.

What they have in common are scientifically unproven claims by people who should be more concerned about random drug testing. We’re talking the type of person who shouldn’t use sharp utensils…might even get injured eating with a spork.

What’s particularly sad is how the ADA is being abused by these morons when it was clearly intended to protect those with true disabilities. Now if lacking common sense was a disability, they’d clearly qualify.

Of course, if you believe you have a wi-fi allergy, please feel free to post your comments here. I’d love to hear about it.

Mike Young, Esq.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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