LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges that he could not access the facilities at a Los Angeles property because of barriers there.
Chris Langer filed a complaint on March 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Woo Properties, Charles Woo 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 is a wheelchair user. He alleges he went to the defendants' property in February to visit Michael's Import to buy party supplies. He alleges the path of travel to the store required navigation of steps and that no ramp was available. He alleges the inaccessible condition denied him full and equal access and caused him embarrassment.
The plaintiff holds Woo Properties, Woo and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to remove obvious architectural barriers.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants, actual damages, 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 Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-02005