SACRAMENTO — A wheelchair-bound man is suing the owners of a Vallejo gas station, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
Scott Johnson filed a complaint on Feb. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Iraj Safapour, Mahvash Safapour and Does 1-10, alleging that they breached their duty of good faith and fair dealing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff, who is a quadriplegic, alleges that he experienced difficulty while attempting to utilize the parking facility of the defendants gas station at 101 W. Lincoln Road because of the defendants' failure to make reasonable modifications and remove architectural barriers to accommodate all individuals with disabilities.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to design and construct such premises to be accessible to and accommodate persons with disabilities.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks judgment against defendant, awarding of actual damages and a statutory minimum of $4,000, injunctive relief, attorneys' fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by Isabel Masanque, Phyl Grace, Dennis Price and Mary Melton of Center for Disability Access in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 18-cv-187