NY AG Announces Successor Settlement to ECBAWM Race Discrimination Case Against Former Pro-Nazi Residential Community

The New York Attorney General announced a settlement agreement with the German American Settlement League (“GASL”), to continue reforms achieved in a previous settlement obtained by ECBAWM. The GASL, a membership-based nonprofit, was alleged to have excluded non-whites from purchasing homes in its Long Island community since the late 1930s.  The new AG settlement includes changes to GASL’s membership policies, the replacement of its President and Treasurer, and regularly reporting to the AG to demonstrate compliance. An interview with ECBAWM attorney Andrew Wilson concerning the two GASL settlements on CBC’s “As It Happens,” can be heard here. The entire segment is available here.

Plaintiffs in the ECBAWM matter were represented by ECBA attorneys Diane L. Houk and O. Andrew F. Wilson.

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