DOJ SEEKS SETTLEMENT WITH DESIGN PROFESSIONALS ON DISABILITY ISSUES

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Justice Department Reaches Fair Housing Settlement with Design Professionals in Disability Lawsuit

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with the architects and civil engineers involved in the design and construction of multifamily housing complexes located in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.  The department’s lawsuit alleges that nine multifamily housing complexes with more than 800 units covered by the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility requirements were designed and built without required accessible features.  No settlement has been reached with the developer, builder or former owners of these properties, who are alleged to have violated not only the Fair Housing Act, but also the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more, go to http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/May/13-crt-570.html