Cubs Get ADA Suit Over Wrigley Renovations Trimmed

Law360 (September 3, 2019, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A Chicago Cubs fan can sue over the number of wheelchair accessible seats planned for in-progress Wrigley Field renovations and where the seats are placed throughout the stadium, but not over accessible seating in luxury boxes, an Illinois federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso also tossed David Felimon Cerda’s claims under the Rehabilitation Act. Cerda had alleged that because the Cubs received a tax break from the National Park Service in return for reducing the size of the Jumbotrons in the bleachers, the team can’t intentionally discriminate against handicapped people. But the judge found that “federal financial assistance”...

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