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Disabled Customers In Northeast Ohio Sue Starbucks

CLEVELAND (AP) - Two northeast Ohio residents are suing Starbucks Coffee, saying that the company doesn't provide parking and ramps for the disabled at four stores in the Cleveland area.

John Somrak of Fairview Park and Stacey Lang of Avon Lake have filed suit in federal court, claiming Starbucks is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Somrak says he thinks that Starbucks only wants beautiful people at their stores, not people in wheelchairs.

A company spokeswoman says that Starbucks works to comply with federal laws for the disabled.

Last year, a Florida group sued Starbucks over similar claims.

The suit was settled after seven months because Starbucks agreed to make changes.

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