NEW ORLEANS – A St. John the Baptist resident alleges a LaPlace property is not accessible to the disabled.

Wayne Gilmore filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against B.D. & D. Investments Inc. alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his visits at defendant's property, he experienced serious difficulty accessing the goods and utilizing the services offered therein. The plaintiff holds B.D. & D. Investments Inc. responsible because the defendant's property allegedly does not have proper signage in the parking lot, has an inaccessible curb ramp and other barriers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order directing defendant to alter the facility, to make it accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities and to neutralize its policies, practices and procedures towards persons with disabilities, award for attorneys’ fees, costs and such other and further relief. He is represented by Georgianne Sims of Ku & Mussman PA in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02304

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