SAN DIEGO — A California man who uses a wheelchair is suing an owner of a San Diego Valvoline facility, alleging disability discrimination.

Chris Langer filed a complaint Nov. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Henley Pacific LA LLC, and Does 1-10, alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, between July 2017 and August, Langer went to the Valvoline shop at 4365 Genesee Blvd., San Diego, to get his van serviced. Langer says the parking space was obstructed and covered by service equipment, preventing him from being able to use the parking space. 

As a result, Langer alleges he was denied full and equal access to the parking lot, causing him difficulty and frustration. 

The plaintiff alleges Henley Pacific LA failed to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices or procedures when such modifications are necessary to afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations to individuals with disabilities.

Langer seeks trial by jury, damages, injunctive relief, attorney fees, litigation expenses, costs of suit, and all other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney Isabel Masanque of Center for Disability Access in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:17-cv-02376-AJB-NLS

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