A disabled man is suing a business on allegations it doesn't meet accessibility standards.
James Joseph Juluke Jr. filed a lawsuit Jan. 23 in the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas Sherman Division against Preston Park Partners Ltd., claiming violations of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and human rights violations.
According to the suit, Juluke is a paraplegic. He states the property of Preston Park Colonnade at 2101-2301 Preston Road in Plano is a shopping plaza he has visits on a regular basis.
However, Juluke alleges architectural barriers in the plaza prevent him from utilizing goods and services, according to a complaint.
Juluke seeks monetary damages and asks the court to declare the property in violation of ADA, to order property owners to alter the property to make it accessible and to change any policies prohibiting property changes to accommodate disabled persons, plus court costs.
Juluke is being represented by Jeff A. Wells of Aleshire Wells Crosland PLLC in Dallas.
United States District Court Eastern District of Texas Case No. 4:14-CV-0047-RC-ALM
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