Hillstone Restaurant Group Lawsuit Lynd Company Lawsuit
Hillstone Restaurant Group Vows Lawsuit Against Owners
A former owner of Hillstone Restaurant and Pub has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Lynd Company, which is responsible for the hotel’s design. The restaurant and pub were opened in 1980 in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. In that year, the hotel was named the “number one hot spot for teens.” On March 5th, according to the lawsuit, the owner was shopping at the Mall of America when he was approached by an employee who offered to sell him “something very special” for $500 a head.
During the visit, the owner was informed that the restaurant was the number one hotspot for teenagers in the city.
During the meeting, the owner was given several drinks, the band started up, music was played, and other alcohol was served. The plaintiffs claim that this was a clear violation of the establishment’s “no alcohol served” sign. According to the lawsuit, the defendant then offered to double the amount of money given to the owner for each drink that he purchased. Later in the evening, while the owner was away, another employee entered the restaurant with an alcohol container. The owner immediately complained to the bouncer who handled his shift, but according to him, the employee took the money without giving the drinks he was promised.
When the owner of the restaurant went back to work the following day, he discovered that the restaurant had changed the signs that were posted in error. Instead of stating that no alcohol would be served, there was now a statement that the restaurant offers “chilled alcoholic drinks” for those who order them. In addition, other statements about the quality of the food were also written on the signs.
The plaintiff’s attorney, Robert S. Kaplan, says that since the complaint is a Class Action, he will be representing all of the injured customers and will be filing lawsuits against the defendant named in the lawsuit.
He believes that the Mountainstone Company has a “bad reputation” and is guilty of negligence in providing its employees with inadequate training. He also claims that the restaurant owners have not been properly maintaining the premises and are only able to supply food on a regular basis. According to the lawsuit, the employees have suffered both psychologically and physically due to the negligence of the restaurant owners. They have claimed that the defendants have failed to make reasonable accommodations for their disabled employees.
The restaurant has denied all claims by the plaintiffs.
However, the Mountainstone Company issued a response denying liability and denying responsibility for the injuries sustained by the employees. According to the latter, they would provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants irrespective of their disabilities. The company further claims that they employ qualified and trained employees who are capable of performing their duties. The claim is currently undergoing arbitration. A final decision is expected soon.
According to the plaintiffs, the Mountainstone restaurant did not provide special dietary services or accommodation for their disabled clients.
They further claim that the owner deliberately did not provide them with these facilities so as to keep them away from the restaurant. Moreover, the restaurant failed to provide reasonable accommodations for their pregnant employees. When one of them was asked to give birth in the restaurant, the owner denied their request stating that he had no choice but to refuse the employee entry into the restaurant.
The restaurant group asserts that the owner has discriminated against persons on the basis of disability, leading to violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.
The restaurant further claims that the defendant failed to train its employees regarding the ADA, rendering the restaurant incapable of complying with the provision of the law. The restaurant claims that this has caused it to suffer damages. The restaurant group claims that the owner deliberately kept out disabled persons in an attempt to keep them from entering the restaurant. This was done even after the plaintiff had been told that the person may have a disability that could require special attention.
It was also shown that the negligent owner did not conduct any form of sensitivity analysis to determine whether or not the place would be kept open by persons with disabilities. When this claim was brought to the attention of the plaintiffs, they realized that they would have to pursue the case through the Federal Court if they wished to be heard. They then filed the Hillstone Restaurant Group lawsuit against the defendants, who are now facing trial. The jury has yet to render a verdict.