WEST PALM BEACH – A Palm Beach County woman claims a golf course has barriers that restrict access to the disabled.
Janet Hoyt filed a complaint on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division against Westchester Golf & Country Club LP, doing business as Westchester Golf & Country Club, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 2, 2017, she visited the defendant's property and was denied full and equal access and enjoyment of the services, programs, goods, amenities and activities being offered there because of the illegal architectural barriers. The plaintiff holds Westchester Golf & Country Club LP, doing business as Westchester Golf & Country Club responsible because the defendant allegedly does not have an accessible restroom or a loading zone in the parking area.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant, declaratory relief, alter non-compliant premises and facilities, attorneys' fees, all costs, expert fees, and further relief as it may deem necessary. She is represented by Jason S. Weiss and Zachary W. Smith of Weiss Law Group PA in Coral Springs.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division Case number 9:17-cv-80394