Man alleges Hookah Lounge Restaurant is not ADA compliant

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges he encountered architectural barriers at a Glendale restaurant.

LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges he encountered architectural barriers at a Glendale restaurant.

Chris Langer filed a complaint on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Afik Hoonanian, The H & H Lounge Inc. 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 uses a wheelchair for mobility. He alleges he went to the defendants' Hookah Lounge Restaurant in February 2018 and found that there were no accessible parking spaces or restrooms.

The plaintiff holds Hoonanian, The H & H Lounge Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to alter portions of the facility to comply with ADA and failed to remove architectural barriers where such removal is readily achievable.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants for injunctive relief, award actual damages and a statutory minimum of $4,000, attorney's fees, litigation expenses and costs of suit. He is represented by Chris Carson, Raymond 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-02495

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