MIAMI – A Broward County man alleges a Miami sporting goods store restricts access to the disabled.
Lional Dalton filed a complaint on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against R&M 2335-2045 LLC and Cool J’s Sportcenter Inc. citing alleged discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 26, he experienced serious difficulty accessing the defendant's facility due to the architectural barriers in place and was denied equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the property. The plaintiff holds R&M 2335-2045 LLC and Cool J’s Sportcenter Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly denied full and safe access to their facilities, failed to provide grab bars at the restrooms, failed to provide disabled persons with a continuous path of travel connecting all essential elements of the facility and failed to provide proper signage to the closest available accessible restroom.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order requiring defendants to alter their property to make it accessible to individuals with disabilities, an order directing defendants to evaluate their procedures toward persons with disabilities, reasonable attorney's fees and costs and any further relief as the court may deem necessary, just and proper. He is represented by Jessica L. Kerr of J & M Advocacy Group LLC in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21097