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Rag & Bone Sued in Disability Suit

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A discrimination suit was filed against Rag & Bone in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on January 5, claiming that the Upper West Side store in Manhattan is inaccessible to people using wheelchairs.

Law360 reported that Rag & Bone Holdings LLC and landlord Aimco violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York State Civil Rights Law and the city’s Administrative Code by failing to provide an entrance for individuals in wheelchairs, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff, Amanda Lawrie-Jones, whose legs have been amputated, alleges she has attempted to visit the store several times while in the neighborhood, but there is a step at the only entrance.

Lawrie-Jones is seeking declaratory, injunctive and equitable relief, as well as monetary damages, Law360 reports. She is attempting to obtain a court order requiring Rag & Bone to install a ramp and an ADA-complaint service counter.