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Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – July 22, 2013 Update

Updates for the Week of July 22, 2013 New York Court Considers Landlord’s Denial of Tenant’s Request for “Emotional Support Animal” in a No-Pets Apartment . Gregory Reich claimed his landlord discriminated unlawfully when it refused to allow him to keep an “emotional...

Feds Sue Major NYC Developers To Remedy Pattern/Practice Of Inaccessible Design And Construction Of Apartment Buildings

The United States has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in federal court alleging that Related Companies, Inc. (“Related”), a major real estate developer based in New York City, has engaged in a pattern and practice of developing rental apartment buildings that are inaccessible to persons...

Banks Previously Sued in Title III ADA Class Action Lawsuits Now Getting Sued Again in Second Wave of Accessibility Lawsuits

A Pittsburgh-based law firm, which has filed more than 100 class action lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) in federal district courts throughout the United States against banks on behalf of a plaintiff who alleged that the banks' ATMs were inaccessible, has picked...

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – May 28, 2014 Update

Updates for the Week of May 28, 2014 Did the Landlord Discriminate Against a Disabled Tenant by Refusing to Terminate His Lease Early ? Colleen and David rented an apartment in Virginia for $1900 a month with a $1900 advance security deposit. About 7 months into their one year lease, David was...

HUD Adopts New Accessibility Standard

On May 23, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its adoption, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], of an alternative accessibility standard for construction and alteration of housing and other facilities subject to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation...

Federal Court Civil Rights Settlement Creates More Accessible Housing Opportunities

Building Developer Agrees to Accessibility Retrofits, Additional Inspections, and Fund to Compensate Aggrieved Persons; Suit Against Architect Goes Forward The United States Departmentg of Justice has agreed to a settlement by consent decree of a federal civil rights lawsuit in Manhattan federal...

Wheelchair and Man

Beacon Hill and Mayor Walsh At War Over Disability Ramps

It’s a classic Boston neighborhood turf battle. Mayor Martin Walsh, the Irishman from Savin Hill vs. the Brahmins of Beacon Hill. The nature of the dispute: sidewalk ramps in Beacon Hill for the disabled. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is fed up with some of Beacon Hill residents’ long time...