Man accuses Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. of disability discrimination

By The Louisiana Record | May 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man alleges that a pharmacy has architectural barriers that block access to the disabled.

Lawrence Fultz filed a complaint on May 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. alleged disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 5, he re-visited defendant's property in Harvey and experienced serious difficulty accessing the goods and utilizing the services offered therein due to the architectural barriers there. The plaintiff holds Walgreen Louisiana Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to adopt any alternatives to barrier removal that would provide him with access and failed to provide an accessible restroom.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that the defendant's property is in violation of the ADA, an order directing defendant to alter the property to make it accessible to and useable by individuals with mobility disabilities, attorneys’ fees, costs and other expenses and for such other and further relief as it deems necessary, just and proper. He is represented by 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-04278

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