LOS ANGELES — An amputee who requires the use of a wheelchair is suing Inglewood property owners, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and negligence.

Jose Amador Jacobo filed a complaint Jan. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Veronica Amole, doing business as Veronica's Kitchen, and Does 1-10, alleging they denied full access to individuals with disabilities.

According to the complaint, on May 21, 2017, upon Jacobo's return Veronica's Kitchen, 528 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, he encountered a number of architectural barriers that interfered with his ability to use and enjoy the goods, services, privileges and accommodations offered at the restaurant. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to comply with the federal and state standards for parking spaces, failed to provide proper van accessible space, and failed to mark the space with the International Symbol of Accessibility.

Jacobo seeks trial by jury, a preliminary and permanent injunction, appropriate damages of no less than $4,000, restitution, attorney fees, litigation expenses, costs of suit and all further relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorney Kevin Hong of Advanced Disability Advocates in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 18-cv-160

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