Federal Lawsuit Resolved Providing Housing Accessibility for Disabled Clients
- March 25, 2019
ECBAWM attorneys and the Office of the United States Attorney General for the Southern District of New York negotiated a $525,000 settlement for disabled residents at a Mount Kisco senior condominium building. The settlement includes retrofits to common areas and individual units, as well as damages for ECBAWM’s five clients. Retrofits have already been completed to make accessible the buildings’ front door, lobby doors on each floor at the elevator, and interior entrance to the garage. Additional retrofits will be made to replace patio/balcony doors, correct slopes in the parking lot that are too steep, and modify other inaccessible features in the building. The defendants, JOBCO, Bedford Development LLC, Carnegie Construction Corp., Robert Pascucci, and Warshauer Mellusi Warshauer Architects P.C., agreed to resolve ECBAWM’s clients’ claims after the filing of a federal lawsuit under the Fair Housing Act. The Plaintiffs are represented by ECBAWM attorneys Diane L. Houk and Jessica Clarke.