Hotel guest claims passenger loading zone at Sacramento hotel not accessible to disabled patrons

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A wheelchair user alleges that she did not stay at a Sacramento hotel because its facilities are not fully accessible to disabled persons.

SACRAMENTO – A wheelchair user alleges that she did not stay at a Sacramento hotel because its facilities are not fully accessible to disabled persons.

Theresa Brooke filed a complaint on May 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against BRE/LQ Properties LLC, doing business as La Quinta Inn, over alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 13, she was in Sacramento and went to defendant's hotel to book a room. She alleges that the hotel has no marked access aisle adjacent to the vehicle pull-up space at the lobby loading zone that is required for disability access. As a result, Brooke claims she did not lodge at the hotel and is currently deterred from returning to the hotel. 

The plaintiff holds BRE/LQ Properties, LLC doing business as La Quinta Inn responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to remove architectural barriers to make its lodging services fully accessible to and independently usable by individuals who are disabled.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaratory and injunctive relief and whatever other relief the court deems just, equitable and appropriate. She is represented by Peter Kristofer Strojnik of The Strojnik Firm LLC in Phoenix, Arizona.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California case number 2:18-cv-01245-KJM-CKD

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