The Florida Record May 19, 2016, 8:05pm


PALM BEACH – A Palm Beach County woman alleges a department store has barriers that restrict access to the disabled.

Janet Hoyt filed a complaint on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Palm Beach Division against Kohl's Department Stores Inc., citing violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 14, she visited the defendant's Boynton Beach facility but was denied safe, full and equal access and full and equal enjoyment of the facilities, services, goods and amenities within the premises. She alleges she has suffered, and will continue to suffer, direct and indirect injury until defendant is compelled to comply with the requirements of the ADA. The plaintiff holds Kohl's Department Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to remove architectural barriers and failed to provide restrooms that are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that the premises owned by defendant is in violation of the ADA, an order requiring defendant to alter its facilities to make it accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, an order directing the defendant to evaluate its policies and procedures toward persons with disabilities, attorneys' fees, costs and expenses and such other and further relief as it may deem necessary, just and proper. She is represented by Jason S. Weiss and Peter S. Leiner of Weiss Law Group PA in Coral Springs.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Palm Beach Division Case number 9:16-cv-80607

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