MIAMI – A disabled man
alleges he is unable to dine at a Miami restaurant because of the
discriminatory barriers at the property.
Renzo Barberi filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against
Coven Financial Corp., doing business as Jerry and Joes Pizza, and Eureka Plaza LLC
alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered from harm and
discrimination due to the architectural barriers that exists in the
property owned and controlled by the defendants, which he alleges
discourage persons with disabilities like him to fully and equally
access its facilities and premises. The plaintiff holds Coven Financial
Corp., doing business as Jerry and Joes Pizza, and Eureka Plaza LLC
responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a disabled parking space, did not provide an accessible route for persons to move from the parking lot and other issues.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and
seeks judgment against the defendants, injunctive and declaratory
relief, an order alter the subject facility, attorney's fees, all costs, expert
fees, and other expenses of suit. He is represented by Ronald E. Stern
of The Advocacy Law Firm PA in Hallandale Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21022