SACRAMENTO — A woman who requires a wheelchair is suing a Fresno facility, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
Rachel Bryant filed a complaint Oct. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against The Train Depot, and J. Oberti Inc. alleging the public accommodation failed to provide full and safe equal access for a handicapped person to use its facilities.
According to the complaint, Bryant, who went to The Train Depot, 3045 E. Ashlan Ave., Fresno, to have breakfast, suffered damages as a result of the defendants' wrongful conduct. She says they altered their facility in a manner that prevented the physically disabled public full access to the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations being offered on their property. The suit says there was only one parking space for the handicapped it was far from The Train Depot and the aisle near the transaction counter was narrow.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to maintain the facility in an accessible condition, and failed to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices or procedures to accommodate persons with disabilities.
Bryant seeks trial by jury, judgment for injunctive and preventive relief, statutory minimum damages , attorney fees, litigation expenses, costs of suit, interest, and all relief the court deems proper. She is represented by attorney Zachary M. Best of Mission Law Firm APC in San Jose.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 17-at-00806