MIAMI – A Broward County man alleges a property owner and a restaurant have discriminated against him by denying access to and full and equal enjoyment of goods, services and accommodations.
Lional Dalton filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Sunrise and Bayview Partners LLC and Myapapaya Inc., doing business as Myapapaya Juicery + Kitchen, citing violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 2, he visited the defendants' facility where he encountered barriers to access the facility. As a direct and proximate result, he alleges he has suffered and will continue to suffer harm and injury. The plaintiff holds Sunrise and Bayview Partners LLC and Myapapaya Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide an access aisle between parking spaces, failed to provide disabled persons with a continuous path of travel and failed to provide directional signage at the appropriate height.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that subject facility is in violation of the ADA, an order requiring the defendants to alter the property to make it accessible to individuals with disabilities, an order directing defendants to evaluate its policies and procedures toward persons with disabilities, attorneys' fees, costs, expenses and for such other further relief as the court may deem necessary. He is represented by Mark D. Cohen and Jaci Mattocks of J & M Advocacy Group LLC in Hollywood.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60830