Amputee accuses Marrero Shopping Center of ADA violations

By Robert Hadley | Jan 7, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man says The Marrero Shopping Center contains architectural barriers that restrict access to the handicapped.

Lawrence Fultz filed a lawsuit Dec. 31 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Marrero Partners LTD, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, Fultz, a left-leg amputee, requires crutches or a wheelchair for mobility. He claims the defendant’s shopping center has access aisles that are too narrow, handrails that are too short and bathroom fixtures that are too high for handicapped users, plus other violations. These alleged ADA violations discriminate against the disabled, the suit says, and Fultz is bringing his action to order the defendant to alter the property to comply with the law.

Fultz seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as modification to the property and 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-07180

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