The Louisiana Record Apr. 27, 2016, 1:19pm


NEW ORLEANS — A St. John the Baptist Parish man is suing the owners of a LaPlace shopping plaza, alleging failure to provide access for handicapped patrons.

Wayne Gilmore, a disabled man, filed a lawsuit April 11 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Robco LLC, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act  in failing to provide equal opportunity and access to disabled individuals.

According to the complaint, Gilmore has experienced serious difficulties accessing the goods and utilizing the services of Cambridge Corners in LaPlace due to the architectural barriers at the property. The plaintiff alleges Robco failed to provide proper signage designating spaces as accessible, failed to provide an accessible parking area, failed to provide accessible routes between parking designated for disabled use and tenant entrances, and failed to provide accessible tenant interiors and restrooms.

Gilmore seeks a trial by jury, an order directing Robco to to make the property accessible to and usable by individuals with mobility disabilities, reasonable attorney fees, costs, expenses and other relief the court deems proper. He is represented by attorney Georgianne Sims of Ku & Mussman PA in Miami Lakes, Florida.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02953

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