ORLANDO – A disabled woman alleges that the lack of accommodations at a Lee County business is a hazard to her safety.
Patricia Kennedy filed a complaint on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Estero TT Retail LLC, alleging that the property operator failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was denied access to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, privileges, advantages and accommodations being offered at the commercial facility, which houses the Paradise Shoppes of Estero. The plaintiff holds Estero TT Retail LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to ensure that all goods, services and facilities are readily accessible to and usable by the disabled and failed to make reasonable modifications in policies to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an injunctive relief to make such facility readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities and to make reasonable modifications in policies to accommodate individuals with disabilities, attorney’s fees, costs and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Philip Michael Cullen III of Thomas B. Bacon PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 2:16-cv-00222