FORT LAUDERDALE – A man alleges a Hollywood restaurant denies full access to the disabled.
Enrique Madrinan filed a complaint on April 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Wellasgo Inc., doing business as Chinatopia, and DK Chen Inc. alleging that they violated the Florida Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Implementation Act and the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he encountered architectural barriers at the defendants' property, which discriminate against him and endangered his safety, when he visited the restaurant in March. He alleges he was denied full access to the premises. The plaintiff holds Chinatopia and DK Chen Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide an accessible landing at the main entrance door, failed to provide fully accessible restrooms and deprived him of the equal opportunity offered to the general public.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks permanent injunction enjoining defendants from continuing its discriminatory practices, an order to alter the subject premises as appropriate to comply with the ADA and ADAAG, an order to maintain accessible features at the premises, attorneys' fees, costs and for such further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Rafael Viego III and Mario E. Lopez of Jomarron Lopez Attorneys at Law in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-cv-60785