SACRAMENTO — A disabled Arizona woman who requires a wheelchair is suing La Quinta, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.

Theresa Brooke of Pinal County, Arizona, filed a complaint Nov. 28 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against C & S Chong Investment Corporation, doing business as La Quinta Inn Bakersfield North, alleging the hotel property denied full access to the physically disabled.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 17, Brooke went to the La Quinta hotel, 8858 Spectrum Park Way, Bakersfield, in an attempt to book a room. However, the suit says, she encountered architectural barriers and lack of pool lifts or disability access that prevented her from equal enjoyment of the facility. 

The plaintiff alleges La Quinta Inn Bakersfield North failed to design and construct the premises to be accessible to and accommodate persons with disabilities, and failed to remove architectural barriers that deterred Brooke from using the defendant’s hotel.

Brooke seeks trial by jury, damages of no less than $4,000, declaratory relief, permanent injunction, costs of suit, attorney fees and all other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney Peter Kristofer Strojnik of The Strojnik Firm LLC in Phoenix.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 17-at-00883

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