NEW ORLEANS — A disabled Jefferson Parish man is suing the owners of a Marrero shopping center, alleging failure to provide safe and full access to the property.

Lawrence Fultz of Jefferson Parish filed a lawsuit April 7 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Arba Properties,  alleging failure to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

According to the complaint, Fultz has experienced serious difficulty accessing Barataria Oaks Plaza in Marrero due to architectural barriers that deny him full and safe access and enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the facility. The plaintiff alleges Arba Properties discriminated against him by failing to provide an equal opportunity to participate in, or benefit from, the goods, services and accommodations which the shopping center offers to the general public.

Fultz seeks a trial by jury, an order directing the defendant to alter the property to make it accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, reasonable attorney fees, costs and expenses, and other such relief the court deems proper. He is represented by attorneys Andrew D. Bizer and Garret S. DeReus of The Bizer Law Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02882

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