Small business owners know all too well about the costs of being ambushed by lawsuits over non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now the Valley Economic Alliance wants to help prevent the egregious abuses of the federal law with a most unlikely partner – Goodwill Southern California. Together, they are promoting the All-Access ADA Support team to get out ahead of any costly and time-consuming lawsuits. Michael Hadley, economic development coordinator for the alliance in Sherman Oaks, said becoming involved with Goodwill on the program fits the group’s mission of supporting business and making sure they stay in the San Fernando Valley. “We want them to grow and thrive and not have to deal with lawsuit abuse here in the Valley,” Hadley said. Read the full story in the July 25 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.