Detroit-area restaurant to pay $60,000 for ejecting family over children's skin condition
Family says they were asked to leave Westland Golden Corral
The U.S. Justice Department says a Detroit-area restaurant will pay $60,000 for telling a family to leave because the children had a genetic skin condition.
The department sued the Golden Corral in February, saying the Westland restaurant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Danielle Duford of Garden City took her four girls to the buffet restaurant in May 2011. The lawsuit says they paid but soon were asked to leave when other customers noticed the skin of Duford's 14-month-old daughter.
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Three of her children have a disease that causes skin blisters from just slight friction. Duford told the manager it's not contagious, but the manager insisted they leave.
The Justice Department said Wednesday that the restaurant has agreed to pay $50,000 to the family and a $10,000 fine.
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