A defendant in a construction-related accessibility claim against a place of public accommodation becomes a “qualified defendant” if a CASp has performed an inspection of the area with the violation and has issued a CASp inspection report to the business/facility owner prior to the date the defendant was served with a lawsuit. The CASp inspection report should state a determination of either “meets applicable standards” or “inspected by a CASp”. A report with a determination “inspected by a CASp” will identify violations of the applicable standards, list necessary improvements for their correction, and will be accompanied by a schedule for completion of the improvements over a reasonable time. Upon being served with a lawsuit asserting a construction-related accessibility claim, a “qualified defendant” may request a court stay to postpone legal proceedings and an early evaluation conference. In addition, a “qualified defendant” may be entitled to reduced minimum statutory damages from $4,000 to 1,000 per occasion that the plaintiff was denied access.