The Florida Record May 5, 2016, 9:40am


FORT LAUDERDALE – A disabled individual alleges a Deerfield Beach restaurant has discriminated against him by denying access to and full and equal enjoyment of goods, services and accommodations located at the property.

Santiago Abreu filed a complaint on April 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Hillsboro Subway LLC, doing business as Subway and Dunkin' Donuts, citing violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was denied safe full and equal access, equal enjoyment of the facilities, services, goods and amenities being offered within the defendant's premises when he visited on Feb. 12. The plaintiff holds Hillsboro Subway LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to have an ADA-compliant restroom, including failing to provide proper insulation or protection for the plumbing under a countertop, failed to provide proper spacing between a grab bar and an object projecting out of the wall and failed to provide the water closet in the proper position.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that defendant's property is in violation of the ADA, an order requiring the defendant to alter the property to make it accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, an order directing defendants to evaluate its policies and procedures toward persons with disabilities, attorney's fees, costs, expenses and for such other further relief as the court may deem necessary. He is represented by Jason S. Weiss of Weiss Law Group PA in Coral Springs.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-cv-60801

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