NEW ORLEANS – A paraplegic St. Tammany Parish woman is suing Mandina’s Restaurant, and the owner of its rented location, claiming the establishment lacks appropriate access for handicapped diners.
Yadi Mark filed a lawsuit Jan. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Mandina’s Inc., doing business as Mandina’s Restaurant, and John H. Bagley, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, Bagley, who owns or leases Mandina’s location in the Azalea Square shopping center at 4240 LA-22 in Mandeville, is required to comply with ADA rules regarding handicapped-accessible parking and other accommodations. The suit says the property has curb cuts that are too steep, separate buildings at the center that are not connected by an accessible route, and signage is missing from some handicapped-designated parking spaces.
Mark is asking the court to issue an order for the defendants to make the necessary improvements, plus reimbursement for her legal costs. She 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 Case number 2:16-cv-00538