A Nebraska man is suing
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln over what he says is the university's
practice of closing down handicapped parking stalls on campus during
Nebraska home football games.
Richard Norton Jr. alleges in the
lawsuit filed Thursday that he was not allowed to park in a handicapped
stall outside of the University of Nebraska State Museum during a home
football game in 2010. Norton says he was told the handicapped spots
were being held for university donors.
Norton, who suffers from a
physical disability, says he was forced to park several blocks away, and
the walk caused him extreme pain in his legs and feet for which he had
to seek medical treatment.
Norton's lawsuit says the university's policy violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.