NORTHERN ARIZONA LODGING, TOURISM, & RESTAURANT association

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  • 12/17/2020 11:34 AM | Steve Finch (Administrator)

    As I promised to those who reached out to us about the ADA lawsuits that were pending I would follow up with you.

    Lindsay Leavitt is completing his motion to have Peter Strojnik declared a Vexatious Litigant. If granted, would prevent him from filing any more ADA cases in Arizona. Linsay is currently working on 8 ADA cases. The majority of the cost to file this motion is being paid for by an insurance group. He stated that anyone else that comes to him for representation the cost would be reduced since the insurance agency has already paid the cost to put this motion together.

    It was recommended that anyone that gets an ADA letter from Peter Strojnik senior or junior, yes father and son, to first get legal counsel and considering what Lindsay is currently doing he should be considered. Paying Peter out of court only motivates him to make more ADA claims.

    Everyone must pull together on this to send them a message. It has been proven when they find areas that pull together they pull out. We have teamed up with AAHOA and Reformed Lodging, two large hotel associations covering the USA. We also have Bob Thorpe, Arizona House of Representatives, working with us.

    To put a complete closure to these kinds of lawsuits will take the action of our elected officials. It has been attempted in the past but failed.

    If you want to contact Lindsay’s (this is not an endorsement but an option for you) his contact information is:

    Lindsay G. Leavitt
    lleavitt@jsslaw.com

    P 602.262.5825 
    Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C.
    One East Washington Street, Suite 1900
    Phoenix, AZ 85004-2554
    jsslaw.com

  • 04/18/2019 8:25 AM | Steve Finch (Administrator)

    For your own safety, and the safety of others. Please do not approach a person who you suspect is being trafficked.

    What is Human Trafficking?             
    - Sex trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the pur-pose of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is in-duced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; (and)
    - Labor trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to invol-untary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

    What to do if you suspect Human Trafficking:
    For law enforcement to open an investigation on your tip, they need “Actionable Information,” and as many details as you can provide.
    Specific information that is helpful when reporting to the hotline would include:
    - Descriptions of cars (make, model, color, license plate number, etc.). And people (height, weight, hair color, eye color, age, etc.) If it is safe to take a picture, do so.
    - Specific times and dates (When did you see the event in question take place? What day was it?)
    - Addresses and locations where suspicious activity took place
    - To report a Tip– Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or the non-emergency Law Enforcement line at 928-774-1414
    - In an Emergency– Call 911

    Red Flags can include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
    - Seems anxious, fearful or paranoid. Avoids eye contact.
    - Tearfulness or signs of depression.
    - Appears to be in a relationship with someone who is dominating.
    - Never is alone and/or always has someone translating or answering questions on their behalf.
    - Has no identification such as a license, passport or other ID documents.
    - Marks indicating “ownership” (Tattoos)- Typically seen on the neck, shoulder, or back (Crown, Dollar signs, Name, Lips, Playing Cards).
    - Inappropriately dressed for current conditions
    - People coming/going from a park, residence or business at unusual times


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(928) 326-6008
PO Box 30622, Flagstaff, AZ 86003

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