BATON ROUGE – A St. James man alleges a gas and service station is not easily accessible to those in wheelchairs.
Milton Cayette filed a complaint on Nov. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the Speedy Junctions Inc. and P&S Petroleum Inc. citing the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 13, 2016, he visited defendants' Sorrento property where he experienced serious difficulty accessing the goods and utilizing the services offered therein. He alleges he was deprived an equal opportunity to participate in or benefit from the goods and services offered at the property. The plaintiff holds Speedy Junctions Inc. and P&S Petroleum Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide an accessible route that connects the parking space to the facility’s entrance and failed to provide the required vertical signage at the accessible-designated parking area.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order directing defendants to alter the subject property to make it accessible to and useable by individuals with mobility disabilities, award for attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses 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-00786