NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish resident is seeking the court's help in disability accessibility case.
Lawrence Fultz filed a lawsuit Feb. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Plantation Bay LLC and Chateau Orleans Poboys LLC over what he claims are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Fultz is an individual with a disability who allegedly frequents the Plantation Bay Shopping Center in Marrero. Chateau Orleans Poboys is a lessee at the property while Plantation is the owner, the complaint states.
During Fultz's frequent visits to the property, he has allegedly experienced serious difficulty accessing and utilizing the goods and services provided by the defendants due to alleged mobility barriers. Fultz alleges that the defendants continues to discriminate against him by not making the property more accessible to patrons with disabilities and is therefore in direct violations of the ADA. Certain barriers are alleged to include insufficient knee clearance at the restroom lavatory, no grab bars in the handicap stalls and no vertical signage of handicap parking zones.
Fultz is asking the court to issue an order directing defendants to alter the property to be accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities, award him costs of the suit and attorney fees, and any other rewards deemed just by the court. He is represented by 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 2:16-cv-01132