Hampton Beach Casino Settles Disabilities Lawsuit

Hampton Beach Casino Settles Disabilities Lawsuit

The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom recently settled a lawsuit filed by a nonprofit organization that fights for the rights of those who are dealing with disabilities.

After a Massachusetts organization filed the suit in federal court last year claiming that the building was not handicap accessible, the Casino agreed to settle before a trial began.

Details of the Settlement

The company who filed the suit, Access with Success claims that the owners of the Hampton Beach Casino were discriminating against the disabled since the building doesn’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Dino T. Theodore prompted the suit after he went to purchase tickets at the Casino and couldn’t enter the building because it doesn’t comply with the ADA requirements.

Theodore, who is paralyzed from the chest down, claims the box office was closed and he couldn’t enter the second floor one since because it wasn’t handicapped accessible.

Casino Settles

As part of the settlement, the Casino will reportedly install handrails on the stairs and created additional handicapped parking spaces in the parking lot.

They have also agreed to install 23 accessible tables.

If these terms aren’t met, Access with Success has the right to petition the court for $150 per day for each day that the deadline is not met.

(Source: WCAX News)

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