NEW ORLEANS — A Jefferson Parish man is suing the owner of a Harvey shopping center, alleging it discriminates against disabled people.

Lawrence Fultz filed a lawsuit April 21 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Metairie Properties LLC, alleging failure to uphold the the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying safe and full access to its property.

According to the complaint, Fultz has visited American Plaza in Harvey numerous times and has experienced serious difficulties due to the architectural barriers on the property regarding parking spaces, curb ramps and overall access. 

The plaintff alleges Metairie Properties failed to adopt any alternatives to remove the barriers and failed to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities.

Fultz seeks a trial by jury, a declaration the property is in violation of ADA, an order directing the defendant to alter the property to make it accessible for individuals with mobility disabilities, reasonable attorney fees, costs, expenses and other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Andrew D. Bizer, Garret S. DeReus and Marc P. Florman of The Bizer Law Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-03579

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