Thornton v. Hospitality Management Associates, Inc. et al

Filing 41

OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 8/24/2017. (wcl, )

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION CHRISTOPHER THORNTON, ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, v. HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC. and DOUGLAS GURNEY, Defendants. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:16cv347-MHT (WO) ) ) ) ) ) OPINION Plaintiff Christopher Thornton filed this lawsuit asserting that Associates, defendants Inc. and Hospitality Douglas Gurney Management operate an establishment that is not in compliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 12181, et seq. Defendants repeatedly failed to comply with the orders of the United States Magistrate Judge and refused to permit a discovery inspection of the premises. the This lawsuit is now before the court on recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge that plaintiff's motion for sanctions, including entry of a default judgment, and plaintiff’s motion for expenses be granted. recommendation. review of the There are no objections to the After record, an the independent court and concludes de novo that the magistrate judge’s recommendation should be adopted. Appropriate judgments and an injunction will entered. DONE, this the 24th day of August, 2017. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE be

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