LOS ANGELES — A disabled man is suing Artesia restaurant owners, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
Andres Gomez filed a complaint Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Asian Taste Connection, doing business as Ten Ten Seafood Restaurant and Does 1-10, alleging they failed to provide full and safe equal access to its facilities, in violation of ADA and the California Disabled Persons Act.
According to the complaint, on March 17 and again on May 9, Gomez went to Ten Ten Seafood Restaurant in Artesia. The suit says Gomez personally encountered a number of barriers that interfered with his ability to use and enjoy the goods, services, privileges, and accommodations offered within the premises at17901 Pioneer Blvd.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to maintain the parking space designated for persons with disabilities, and failed to comply with the federal standard for the restroom.
Gomez seeks trial by jury, general and treble damages of no less than $1,000, preliminary and permanent injunction, restitution, attorney fees, litigation expenses, costs of suit, interest, and all further relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney Jason Yoon of So. Cal Equal Access Group in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 17-cv-08330