NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man is suing restaurant chains Subway and Original Italian Pie and its franchisees, claiming they restrict access to handicapped visitors.
Lawrence Fultz filed a lawsuit Dec. 31 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Doctor’s Associates Inc., Retif/Westbank Exp LLC, RS7947 Inc., Subway Real Estate Corp. and The Original Italian Pie Franchising Co. LLC, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, Subway settled in 2007 with the federal government over its alleged violations of the ADA. However, the suit says the Subway and Original Italian Pie restaurants in Jefferson Parish have no accessible-designated seating, bathroom fixtures that are too high for wheelchair users, and other features of the parking lot and store interior limiting access and usability by those who are handicapped.
Fultz seeks an order directing the defendants to comply with the ADA, as well as litigation costs. He is represented by attorneys Andrew D. Bizer, Garret S. DeReus and Amanda K. Klevorn of The Bizer Law Firm in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:15-CV-07179