Disabled Attorney Sues Hotel After Using Trash Can for Toilet

A quadriplegic attorney from California, forced to use a trash can for a toilet, filed a discrimination suit Monday against a Miami Beach hotel. Jennifer Kern, 47, of Berkeley claims a violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act and seeks damages for mental anguish. Kern planned a trip to Miami Beach on the end of a visit with her parents in the Florida Keys. She was celebrating with friends who were flying to Ecuador from Miami International Airport. She chose the Days Inn and Suites Miami/North Beach Oceanfront, which advertised itself as being disabilities compliant and called ahead to speak with the staff to confirm that it was. She arrived Feb. 22 to discover the bathroom was not accessible. Read the full article.

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