MIAMI – A man is
seeking an order for a Miami Beach restaurant to remove physical
barriers he alleges restricts access to the disabled.
Lopez filed a complaint on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida against Tropical Beach Cafe Corp. alleging
violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he could not access the
defendant's facility because he uses a wheelchair and the property has
physical barriers that restrict his access. The plaintiff holds Tropical
Beach Cafe Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly has
inaccessible dining tables, an inaccessible service counter and other
barriers that violate the ADA regulations.
The plaintiff requests
a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor, permanent injunction,
remove the physical barriers, close facility until the alleged issues are resolved, attorney's
fees, expert fees, costs and litigation expenses. He is represented by
Lauren Wassenberg of Law Office of Lauren Wassenberg in Boca Raton.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21069