The Florida Record Apr. 15, 2016, 6:21pm


MIAMI – A Miami man alleges that a restaurant in the city does not accommodate disabled patrons.

Daniel Lopez filed a complaint on March 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Chong's Chinese Restaurant Inc. and owners Jose Corteguera Trs and Maria Corteguera Trs, alleging that they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was denied full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services advantages, and/or accommodations offered in the defendants' facility. He alleges to have suffered legal harm and injury as a result of the illegal barriers to access their property. The plaintiff holds Chong's Chinese Restaurant Inc. Jose Corteguera Trs and Maria Corteguera Trs responsible because the defendants allegedly have discriminated against him by denying safe and full access to their facility, failed to have an accessible ramp leading to public street entrance door, failed to provide an accessible parking area and failed to provide dining area and restrooms accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a permanent injunction enjoining defendants from continuing their discriminatory practices, an order for defendants to remove the physical barriers and to alter the subject facility to make it readily accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities, reasonable attorney’s fees, costs and litigation expenses. He is represented by Lauren Wassenberg in Boca Raton.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21107

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