MIAMI – A legally blind patron alleges a retail store failed to provide auxiliary aids and services.
Juan Carlos Gil filed a complaint on April 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Tommy Bahama R&R Holdings Inc. alleging that the retail store operator violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in September 2016, he attempted to utilize defendant’s website to educate himself as to the defendant's brand merchandise to make a purchase at its store in Coral Gables. He alleges the screen-reading software he uses to access websites encountered barriers at the defendant's site.
The plaintiff holds Tommy Bahama R&R Holdings Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide auxiliary aids and services for effective communications. As a result of defendant's alleged unlawful discrimination, plaintiff was unable to participate in the same manner as provided by defendant to the public
The plaintiff seeks an order requiring defendant to provide effective communication, compensatory damages, litigation expenses and attorneys’ fees, interest and such other and further relief as this court deems necessary. He is represented by Scott R. Dinin of Scott R. Dinin PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-21221