SAN DIEGO – A San Diego restaurant is alleged to have architectural barriers that restrict access to patrons with disabilities.
Chris Langer filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Nati's and Does 1-10 citing the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff is a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair for mobility. The suit states in November 2017, he visited the defendant's restaurant and found that the restroom doorway passage was too narrow and inaccessible to wheelchair users. He also alleges the restroom amenities and parking spaces were inaccessible to him.
The plaintiff holds Nati's and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to ensure that the accessible facilities were available and ready to be used by the plaintiff, and failed to remove architectural barriers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, award damages, injunctive relief, actual damages and a statutory minimum of $4,000 per incident, attorneys' fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by Isabel Masanque, Ray Ballister Jr., Phyl Grace and Dennis Price of Center for Disability Access in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-170