MIAMI – A bilateral amputee is suing the owners and operators of a Miami restaurant over allegations that he encountered barriers to access the facility.

Daniel Lopez filed a complaint on May 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against La Doce LLC and Rincon Nica Restaurant Inc. alleging that they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he visited the defendants' facilities and was denied access to the facilities and/or full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services and/or accommodations offered their facilities. He claims he has suffered and continues to suffer direct and indirect injury as a result of the violations that exist at the facilities. The plaintiff holds La Doce LLC and Rincon Nica Restaurant Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly had inaccessible dining tables, bar, restrooms and other barriers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks and order for defendants to remove the physical barriers to access and alter the restaurant to make it readily accessible to individuals with disabilities, closing the restaurant until the barriers are removed and requisite alterations are completed, attorney’s fees, expert fees, costs and litigation expenses. He is represented by Lauren Wassenberg of Law Offices of Lauren N. Wassenberg in Boca Raton.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21598

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