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Hibiscus House Downtown allegedly failed to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 8, 2017

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MIAMI — A man is suing Hibiscus House Downtown Holding Company LLC and Hibiscus House Downtown LLC for alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

James Donahue filed a lawsuit on March 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleging that the defendants failed to provide full and safe equal access to their facilities.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered harm and discrimination in December 2016 while using the defendants' facility. He claims that he experienced difficulty because of the defendants' failure to make reasonable modifications to accommodate all individuals, including people with disabilities. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly creating hazards to the plaintiff's safety and well-being and failing to design and construct an ADA-compliant premises.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses, expert fees, costs and an injunction enjoining the defendants from continuing their discriminatory practices, accommodate the disabled and remove the physical barriers. He is represented by Drew M. Levitt and Lee D. Sarkin of Law Office of Drew M. Levitt in Boca Raton.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 17-cv-80410

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