Posted: August 9, 2017 9:25 a.m. ET - Updated: August 9, 2017 1:35 p.m. ET
By: Andy Slater
A blind man has filed a second lawsuit against a South Florida sports team, claiming discrimination.
Andres Gomez is suing the Miami Marlins and the ticket website SeatGeek accusing them of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the exclusively-obtained lawsuit, Gomez is a Marlins fan from Hialeah. He claims that his inability to go to Marlins games has caused him harm.
He called the team to ask about the schedule and buy tickets. Gomez claims he was told to search on the internet.
Gomez tried to use SeatGeek to figure out the schedule, but said he could not successfully do so.
As a result, the lawsuit states that he felt “segregation, rejection, and isolation” as a result of not having the same access as other fans.
Gomez used the exact same language in his lawsuit against the Heat.
He’s asking for Seatgeek to fix its website so that visually impaired people can operate it properly.
Gomez is also asking for damages and legal fees.
Just four days before suing the Marlins, Gomez reached a settlement for a similar lawsuit against the Heat.
That lawsuit alleged that Gomez did not have access to Heat games because of the AmericanAirlines Arena’s website.
Gomez’s attorney has been busy.
In just 2017, Gomez has filed 93 lawsuits against companies including: Carmax, Dave & Busters, Fuddruckers, Starbucks, Quiznos, Planet Fitness, Walgreens, Trader Joe's, GNC, Supercuts, Jamba Juice, Stop and Shop Supermarket, Skechers, Youfit, Publix, 7-Eleven, La Carretta, Goodyear, Pincho Factory, Burger-Fi, Gamestop, Dairy Queen, Shula Burger, Target, Saks Fifth Avenue, Autozone, Dolphin Mall, Jersey Mike's, Papa John's, Fresh Market, Petco, Sally Beauty Supply, and several hospitals.