Doylestown restaurant accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A restaurant patron with a disability is suing Perkins & Marie Callender's and RJ Waters & Associates Inc., doing business as Waters Retail Group, alleging they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Jessica Slivak filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 24, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleging that the defendants denied full access to their businesses to people with disabilities.

The plaintiffs allege that, on June 20, Silvak had difficulty and unnecessary risks trying to go to the defendant's restaurant at the Cross Keys Place Retail Shopping Center in Doylestown. She alleges that there was a lack of handicap accessible parking spaces and access aisles. 

The defendants allegedly failed to provide adjacent access aisles and van-accessible parking spaces, created hazards to plaintiff's safety and well-being, and failed to design and construct ADA-compliant premises, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, declaratory and injunctive relief, certify class action, costs of suit, attorney's fees, and other relief as the court deems just. 

The plaintiff is represented by Arkady "Eric" Rayz of Kalikhman & Rayz LLC in Huntingdon Valley and Gerald D. Wells and III Robert J. Gray of Connolly Wells & Gray LLP in King of Prussia.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 18-cv-03628

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