Belwood v. Trader Joe's Company et al

Filing 31

ORDER (1) Denying Defendants' 20 Motion for Summary Judgment and (2) Denying Plaintiff's 21 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION HEATHER BELWOOD, Plaintiff, Case No. 16-cv-10815 Hon. Matthew F. Leitman v. TRADER JOE’S COMPANY, et al., Defendants. __________________________________________________________________/ ORDER (1) DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (ECF #20) AND (2) DENYING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (ECF #21) On March 7, 2016, Plaintiff Heather Belwood filed this action against Defendants Trader Joe’s Company and Trader Joe’s East Inc. (See Compl., ECF #1.) Belwood alleges that Defendants violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq., and the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, MCL § 37.101 et. seq. (See id.) Defendants moved for summary judgment on April 21, 2017. (See ECF #20.) Belwood also moved for summary judgment on April 21, 2017. (See ECF #21.) The Court held a hearing on the motions on July 17, 2017. 1 For the reasons stated on the record at the July 17, 2017, hearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: (1) Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF #20) is DENIED and (2) Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF # 21) is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Matthew F. Leitman MATTHEW F. LEITMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: July 17, 2017 I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties and/or counsel of record on July 17, 2017, by electronic means and/or ordinary mail. s/Holly A. Monda Case Manager (810) 341-9764 2

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