Plaintiffs Michelle McHenry-Edrington and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition(“CCDC”) filed a lawsuit on May 4, 2017, against Taek J Yi, who is the alleged owner, operator, and does business as Gigi’s Wigs & Beauty Supply (Gigi’s”), located at 757 Peoria Street, Unit F in Aurora, Colorado. The issue, in this case, is that Ms. McHenry-Edrington alleges that Mr. Taek J Yi, among other things, yelled and screamed at and publicly berated the Plaintiff for having a dog in his store and forced her to leave without allowing her to purchase the merchandise she had set on the service counter. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (“CADA”), both of which prohibit discrimination in places of public accommodation and in other establishments opened to the public against an individual with a disability because they have a service animal. The lawsuit seeks a Court order requiring Gigi’s to modify its policies, practices and procedures to allow individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in the store, monetary damages and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs as permitted under the law.
The Complaint was filed on May 4, 2017. On July 25, 2017 Plaintiffs filed a motion to dismiss their claims. Both parties have resolved their claims against Gigi’s Wigs & Beauty Supply. The resulting settlement agreement is attached below.