Michael Abella Aug. 24, 2016, 2:34pm


NEW ORLEANS — A Jefferson Parish man with disabilities is suing a Louisiana property owner, alleging discrimination.

Corey Baker filed a lawsuit Aug. 9 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against The Ground Pat'I, Inc. and Sidney M. Delaney LLC, alleging violations of the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, on July 8, Baker visited the defendants' Ground Pat'i Grille and Bar in Gretna. During his visit, the suit says, he experienced serious difficulty accessing the goods and utilizing the services offered due to architectural barriers. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to modify the barriers, to remove the discriminatory barriers and to adopt any alternatives to barrier removal to aid disabled customers.

Baker seeks trial by jury, judgment directing the defendants to alter the property to make it accessible to and usable by individuals with mobility disabilities, attorney fees, legal costs and other expenses, plus all relief deemed necessary. 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-13712

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