Disabled man accuses Sacramento property owner of violating ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A disabled California man is suing a Sacramento property owner, alleging violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

SACRAMENTO — A disabled California man is suing a Sacramento property owner, alleging violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Scott Johnson, who requires a wheelchair, filed a complaint Feb. 6 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Mohammad Shamshad, Super Star Plus Corporation and Does 1-10, alleging they failed to provide full and safe equal access to its facilities for people with disabilities.

According to the complaint, in 2016 and in 2017 Johnson has gone to use the Star Gasoline station at 6351 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento. The suit says he was discriminated while using the defendant's facilities and has sustained difficulty utilizing the parking spaces and pathways, because of Super Star Plus' failure to make reasonable modifications to accommodate persons with disabilities such as Johnson.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to maintain features required to provide ready access to persons with disabilities, and failed to remove architectural barriers where such removal is readily achievable.

Johnson 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 Eastern District of California case number 18-cv-269

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