Robbie Hargett Mar. 25, 2016, 9:21am


PHILADELPHIA — A Florida man has filed a class-action suit against the property owners of Eagle Village Shops in Wayne over claims the property is not wheelchair-compliant.

Owen Harty filed a lawsuit March 14 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Village Associates, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The suit alleges Eagle Village Shops contains architectural barriers that discriminate against Harty, who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair, and others.

Specifically, there is allegedly a lack of a compliant, accessible route connecting the disabled parking spaces with all the facilities of the property, with excessive slopes, non-compliant curb approaches, and ramps.

The suit alleges the property also lacks a sufficient number of compliant parking spaces and access aisles, and some signage is missing.

Harty seeks injunctive relief, attorney fees, litigation expenses, and other costs. He is represented by attorney John F. Ward of Thomas B. Bacon, P.A. in Royersford.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-CV-01190-BMS

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