The Florida Record May 27, 2016, 6:31pm


MIAMI – A disabled person is suing a restaurant over allegations it discriminated against her by denying access to and full and equal enjoyment of goods, services and accommodations offered at its property.

Janet Hoyt filed a complaint on May 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC, citing disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 21, she visited defendant's property in Delray Beach to dine but was denied full and equal access and full and equal enjoyment of the facilities, services, goods and amenities within the property. As a result she alleges she suffered, and will continue to suffer, direct and indirect injury until the defendant is compelled to comply with ADA requirements. The plaintiff holds Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC 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 defendant violated the provisions of ADA, an order requiring defendant to alter the premises to make them accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, an order directing defendant to evaluate and neutralize its policies and procedures toward persons with disabilities, attorney's fees, all costs and such other and further relief as it may deem necessary, just and proper. She is represented by Jason S. Weiss of Weiss Law Group PA in Coral Springs.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 9:16-cv-80689

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