NEW ORLEANS – Two Jefferson Parish residents allege they were unlawfully evicted from their apartment.

Vivian Blackledge and Michael Patz filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Sureway Supermarket, Walter H. Maples Inc. Shelly Jamdon, Does 1-10 and ABC insurance companies 1-10 alleging that they violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Louisiana Pregnancy Discrimination Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on April 15, 2016, Jambon terminated Blackledge's employer as a cashier and stocker for Sureway because of her pregnancy and gave the plaintiffs eight hours to move out of their apartment.

The plaintiffs holds Sureway Supermarket, Walter H. Maples Inc., Jamdon, Does 1-10 and ABC insurance companies 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to make reasonable accommodations, terminated Blackledge's employment and evicted them without a proper notice of eviction.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory, punitive and treble damages, costs and attorney’s fees and such other and further relief to which they may be justly entitled. They are represented by William Most of Law Office of William Most in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-03465

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