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Consumer with disability claims Dollar General Store fails to comply with ADA

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By Philip Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018


PITTSBURGH — A consumer with a disability has filed a class action lawsuit against Dollar General Corp., citing alleged disability discrimination.

Tracy Michel, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging they violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she frequently visited defendants’ stores with her fiancé and has been denied full and equal access to the stores. She experienced difficulty navigating the paths of travel with her wheelchair, the suit says.

The plaintiff holds Dollar General Corp. and others responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to remove architectural barriers when such removal is readily achievable and failed to provide a public accommodation that is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order directing defendants to take all steps necessary to remove the access barriers and to bring their facilities into full compliance with the requirements set forth in the ADA and certifying this action as a class action, naming plaintiff and her counsel as class representatives, award for costs, attorneys’ fees and such other just, equitable, and appropriate relief. She is represented by R. Bruce Carlson and Kelly Iverson of Carlson Lynch Sweet Kilpela & Carpenter LLP in Pittsburgh.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:18-cv-01624-PJP.

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