NEW ORLEANS — A Jefferson Parish man is suing a Metairie property owner, alleging failure to provide proper access for handicapped customers.
Stephen Carrier of Metairie filed a lawsuit May 20 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Veterans Blvd. Properties LLC alleging violations ofthe Americans with Disabilities Act in denying safe and full access to the property.
According to the complaint, Carrier has visited the property, at 8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, on numerous occasions and has experienced serious difficulty accessing the goods and utilizing the services due to the architectural barriers.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide sufficient accessible designated parking spaces, failed to remove excessive cross slope at accessible designated parking spaces, failed to provide access aisle leading to the America Advance store and failed to provide vertical signage at the accessible designated parking spaces.
Carrier seeks a trial by jury, declaration the property violates the ADA, an order directing the defendant to alter the property to make it accessible to and usable by individuals with mobility disabilities, reasonable attorney fees, costs and such other relief the court deems proper. He is represented by attorneys Andrew D. Bizer, Garret S. DeReus and Marc P. Florman of The Bizer Law Firm in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-06766