LOS ANGELES — A disabled California consumer is suing Gamestop, alleging disability discrimination.
Luis Villegas, who requires a wheelchair, filed a complaint Jan. 18 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Eunsil J. Oh, Gamestop Inc., and Does 1-10, alleging violation of the American’s With Disabilities Act and Unruh Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, in November 2017, Villegas went to the Gamestop store at 4181 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate. The suit says he encountered difficulty at the transaction counter, which was 42 inches in height, 6 inches higher than a counter should be for customers using a wheelchair. Villegas says there was a lower counter nearby but Gamestop used that counter for displays and other merchandise.
As a result, the lawsuit states, that 36-inch counter was not suitable for transactions.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants denied customers with physical disabilities full and equal access to its public premises and failed to maintain in a working and usable condition those features required to provide ready access to persons with disabilities.
Villegas seeks trial by jury, injunctive relief, actual damages and a statutory minimum of $4,000, attorney fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by attorney Isabel Masanque of Center for Disability Access in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-00434-DDP-FFM