BATON ROUGE – A disabled St. James individual
alleges a property owner has discriminated against him by failing to modify the barriers at its facilities.
Milton Cayette filed a complaint on Oct. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Ascension Plaza LLC citing the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 3, he visited defendant's Gonzales property and experienced serious difficulty accessing the goods and utilizing the services offered therein. The plaintiff holds Ascension Plaza LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to remove and/or alter the architectural barriers in its property and failed to provide an equal opportunity for plaintiff to participate in, or benefit from, the goods and services offered to the general public.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order directing the defendant to alter its property to make it accessible to and useable by individuals with mobility disabilities, award for attorneys’ fees, costs and other expenses for this suit, and such other relief as it deems necessary. 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 Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00702