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NEW ORLEANS — A Washington Parish woman is suing a catering company and its owner, alleging disability discrimination.

Lynnette Bech filed a lawsuit July 15 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Terry Lynn's Cafe & Creative Catering LLC and Barbara Cresap Starling, alleging disability discrimination in violating Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, if Bech tries to visit the defendants' property at 1960 First St., Slidell, she would experience serious difficulties accessing the goods and utilizing the services offered therein due to architectural barriers. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide a wheelchair accessible entrance, failed to remove the barriers to access to the property and failed to adopt any alternatives to barrier removal.

Bech seeks a trial by jury, declaration the defendants are in violation of the ADA, an order for defendants to make the property accessible to individuals with mobility disability, attorney fees, legal expenses and such other relief the court deems proper. She 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 216cv12815

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