Pacific ADA Center News

US DOJ Settles Lawsuit Against Days Inn for Denying Vet with Service Animal

The Department of Justice reached an agreement today to resolve a lawsuit it brought against Sairam Enterprises, Inc., the owner of the Days Inn Tulsa located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The proposed consent decree resolves a 2014 lawsuit that the Department filed against Sairam alleging that on July 31, 2010, it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it denied a room to a veteran and his family because the veteran uses a service dog. Under the terms of the consent decree, Sairam will pay $5,000 to the family and will provide its employees with training regarding the ADA and the protections it provides to guests with service animals; it will also post signs and other announcements at its hotel stating its willingness to lodge travelers with service animals.

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To find out more about this consent decree or the ADA, access the ADA website at www.ada.gov or call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514--0383 (TDD).