Friday, October 07, 2005

Hotel Golf Course ADA Suit

See this article. It begins:

Two men are suing Marriott International, alleging the company discriminates against disabled people by refusing to provide specially equipped golf carts at the Ritz-Carlton resort links outside Half Moon Bay and its other courses.

The plaintiffs -- including one from Atherton -- filed a lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco federal court charging Marriott with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and state civil rights laws.

``The reason we're focusing on Marriott is it's a huge player in the golf industry,'' said Mark A. Chavez, a Mill Valley attorney representing plaintiffs Richard Thesing and Laurence Celano. ``We're hoping that this lawsuit will prompt it to lead the way in opening up access to individuals with mobility disabilities.''


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