Amputee sues apartment complex over lack of handicapped parking spaces

David Yates Sep. 26, 2013, 2:51pm

Port Arthur local Robert Hamilton is suing The Willows, alleging the apartment complex has failed to accommodate him under the Texas Fair Housing Act.

The suit was filed Sept. 20 in Jefferson County District Court. 

According to the lawsuit, the defendant discriminated against Hamilton, an elderly man with disabilities, by not complying with his request to construct a wheelchair-accessible parking space near his apartment.

The defendant’s actions have deprived him of an equal opportunity to use and enjoy his residence and are contrary to the Texas Fair Housing Act, the suit states.

Hamilton is an amputee and has undergone reconstructive back surgery, the suit states.

He is suing for his mental anguish and pain.

Dallas attorney Christopher McGreal of Disability Rights Texas represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-820

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