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LA Angels settle wheelchair suit with better service and prime seating discounts

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A federal lawsuit between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and stadium patron J. Paul Charlebois was settled Monday, the Orange County Register reported.

The dispute was over wheelchair seating and service at the baseball team's Anaheim stadium. The team and the city of Anaheim were both sued in 2009 by the patron who said they failed to provide sufficient club level seating.

The team will now offer prime seating at a deeply discount rate for fans who rely on a wheelchair (ie: tickets in the Diamond Club will now cost for $50 instead of $150), and will also expand its in-seat food-and-beverage service options to the existing 32 wheelchair seats on the Terrace level.

Charlebois did not seek monetary damages. Attorney fees and court-related costs, which could cost the Angels $300,000 to $800,000, will be considered by a judge at a future hearing.


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