MIAMI – A Palm Beach County individual is suing a Fort Lauderdale retail store alleging it failed to keep its property accessible to disabled persons.
Howard Cohan filed a complaint on May 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Sears, Roebuck and Co. alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he wanted to avail of the services in the property on Aug. 6, 2015, but couldn't because of the physical barriers on the property. The plaintiff holds Sears, Roebuck and Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide an accessible restroom and proper seating.
The plaintiff seeks order the defendant to alter its property to make it accessible to disabled individuals, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Mark D. Feinstein of Feinstein & Sorota PA in Plantation and Neil S. Odessky of Law Offices of Neil S. Odessky PA in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-61137-FAM