LOS ANGELES — A disabled man is suing Los Angeles pizzeria owners, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Nicholas Hopewell filed a complaint Oct. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against La Pizza Loca Inc. and Does 1-10, alleging they failed to provide full and safe equal access to its facilities at 5040 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles.
According to the complaint, on March 6 Hopewell, who requires use of a wheelchair, suffered damages from encountering barriers that interfered with his ability to use and enjoy the goods, services, privileges, and accommodations of La Pizza Loca's commercial property.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to comply with the federal and state standards for the parking space designated for persons with disabilities, and failed to provide a proper ramp for persons with disabilities.
Hopewell seeks trial by jury, statutory, general and treble damages of at least $1,000, preliminary and permanent injunction, restitution, attorney fees, litigation expenses, costs of suit, interest and all further relief the court deems just and proper. He is represented by attorneys Jason Yoon and John Y. Kim of So Cal Equal Access Group in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-CV-07712