MIAMI – A man alleges that a Miami-Dade County bank has physical barriers that restrict access to the disabled.
Doug Longhini filed a complaint on May 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division against National Retail Properties LP and SunTrust Bank alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in February, he visited defendants' premises to conduct banking and encountered architectural barriers that restricted his access the premises. He alleges he was not able to access the parking lot, entrance access and path to travel or public restrooms. The plaintiff holds National Retail Properties LP and SunTrust Bank responsible because the defendants allegedly denied him access to the subject property and the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services and accommodations offered therein and failed to remove architectural barriers to make the property accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks permanent injunction enjoining defendants from continuing their discriminatory practices, an order for defendants to alter the subject premises to comply with the ADA, award for reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs and for such further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Rafael Viego III and Mario E. Lopez of Federal Disability Advocates in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-21770