LOS ANGELES – A paraplegic man alleges he has been deterred from visiting a Long Beach property because of a lack of accessible parking spaces.
Bryan Williams filed a complaint on Feb. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Carl I. Diamond, Ping Wang Diamond, C Diamond Insurance Agency and Does 1-10 citing the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that starting September 2017, he suffered discrimination and difficulty from his attempts to utilize the facilities owned by the defendants due to the architectural barriers or lack of ADA-compliant facilities that deter paraplegic individuals like plaintiff from returning to defendants' commercial establishment.
The plaintiff holds Carl I. Diamond, Ping Wang Diamond, C Diamond Insurance Agency and Does 1- 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide the minimum required number of ADA-compliant accessible parking spaces and failed to provide accessible paths of travel to the building entrances serving the property.
The plaintiff seeks injunctive, declaratory and all other appropriate relief under the ADA and the Unruh Act, including attorney’s fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by Ross Cornell of Law Offices of Ross Cornell in Long Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-00906