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