SAN DIEGO – A wheelchair user alleges that a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Solano Beach was not fully accessible to him because of barriers.
Scott Schutza filed a complaint on March 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against SBTC Holdings LLC, M & N Foods LLC 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 and wheelchair user. He alleges he visited the defendants' Solano Beach Carl's Jr. restaurant in February and that the inaccessible parking lot and restrooms denied him full and equal access to the restaurant.
The plaintiff holds SBTC Holdings LLC, M & N Foods LLC and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to remove the architectural barriers.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants, award actual damages and a statutory minimum of $4,000, injunctive relief, attorney's fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by Chris Carson, 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-519