PALM BEACH – A disabled person is suing a Boca Raton restaurant
alleging that the facility owner allegedly discriminated against him by denying safe and full access to the property.
Howard Cohan filed a complaint on May 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Palm Beach Division against Boca Shinju Inc., doing business as Shinju Japanese Buffet, citing violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 15 he visited defendant's premises but was denied full and equal access and full and equal enjoyment of the facilities, services, goods and amenities within the premises. The plaintiff holds Boca Shinju Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a gate or door with a continuous opening pressure of greater than 5 pounds and failed to provide restrooms that are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that defendant's premises violated the ADA, an order directing defendant to evaluate and neutralize its policies and procedures towards persons with disabilities, attorneys' fees, costs and expenses and such other relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Jason S. Weiss of Weiss Law Group PA in Coral Springs.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Palm Beach Division Case number 9:16-cv-80720