NEW ORLEANS – A Jefferson Parish man alleges Bayou Segnette State Park has barriers that restrict access to the disabled.
Lawrence Fultz filed a complaint on July 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the state of Louisiana and William Harold Nungesser alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 2, he visited defendants' property to attend a gathering, but when he tried to access numerous architectural features, he encountered barriers which hindered his ability to access the services and utilize the programs offered therein. The plaintiff holds the state of Louisiana and William Harold Nungesser responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide accessible pavilions, failed to provide accessible route to the playground equipment and other barriers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order requiring defendants to make the property readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, an order directing defendants to alter its programs to comply with the ADA, award for monetary damages and such other relief as the court deems 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-12715