NEW ORLEANS — A disabled Jefferson Parish man is suing the operator of a Metairie shopping center, alleging failure to provide proper access for disabled customers.
Stephen Carrier filed a lawsuit June 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against
Continental Plaza Partnership and Robert Resources LLC,
alleging discrimination in failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, on May 6, Carrier, who needs a wheelchair to get about, visited Continental Plaza, 5000 W. Esplanade Ave., where he experienced serious difficulty accessing the goods and utilizing the services due to architectural barriers at the facility.
Carrier alleges the defendants failed to remove the barriers to access on the property, even though their removal is easily achievable and failed to provide Carrier with an equal opportunity to participate in, or benefit from, the goods, services and accommodations that are offered to the general public.
Carrier seeks a trial by jury, declaration that the defendants are in violation of the ADA, an order directing defendants to make the property accessible to and usable by individuals with mobility disabilities, attorney fees, legal costs and expenses, and such other relief as 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-09477