Michael J. Pallamary, land use consultant and local political activist, filed a suit in Superior Court July 5 complaining that he was a victim of mistreatment at a Chargers game November 6 of last year. Among other woes, according to the suit, he suffers from diabetes, osteoarthritis in both knees, a torn meniscus in both legs, a blood clot in in his left leg, and spinal problems.
His seat was right below the area reserved for people with mobility impairments. During the second half, he suffered a muscle spasm that tossed his leg up and doubled him over in pain, according to the suit. He sat down in the disabled section, but, he says, was ordered back to his seat. He was told he couldn't stand against the back wall. The police came and escorted him out, ignoring his complaints. Then the Qualcomm medical staff treated him cavalierly, refusing him ambulance usage and pain medicine, according to the suit.
He is suing Elite Show Services, the police, the city, Qualcomm Stadium medical staff, certain individuals, and the Chargers Football Company, which remains in San Diego even though the team has moved to Los Angeles. Pallamary is suing for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, negligent affliction of emotional distress, false arrest, battery, and false imprisonment, among other things.