Man sues because skates not allowed in store

Published July 19, 2008 1:10 am

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PROVO - A man with a history of filing disability lawsuits is suing a local market for not allowing him to use in-line skates.

A Provo man claims Mercado Latino violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it kicked him out for using his skates in the store.

He says he skates behind a wheel chair because it's less painful than walking.

Hugo Martinez is the store's owner. He says the man is trying to get rich with a frivolous lawsuit.

- The Associated Press

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