Customer accuses Los Angeles business of disability discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A disabled woman is suing a Los Angeles business property owner, alleging disability discrimination.

LOS ANGELES — A disabled woman is suing a Los Angeles business property owner, alleging disability discrimination.

Patricia Sue Williams, who requires a wheelchair, filed a complaint Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against SNI Holdings LLC, alleging violation of the California's Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, in January 2017, she went to defendant's property, known as CARL facility, which was open to the public, at 11224 South Western Ave., Los Angeles. Williams says there is not a single compliant, accessible parking space in the parking lot for use by persons with disabilities. The suit also says the international symbol of access also known as international wheelchair symbol in the blue background is faded beyond recognition. 

As a result, Williams says she was denied full and equal access, causing her difficulty and frustration. 

The plaintiff alleges SNI Holdings failed to maintain the parking space, have allowed the access aisle to fade beyond recognition and have failed to have procedure or policy to maintain the parking spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.

Williams seeks trial by jury, injunctive relief, actual damages and a statutory minimum of $4,000, attorney fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Jong Yun Kim of Law Offices of Jong Yun Kim in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-08763-PLA

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