2002

2002 issues of The Advocate

Clark County, Washington woman wins $13,044 in service animal complaint against mobile home park

Candida Campbell, a disabled woman from Clark County, Washington, was awarded $13,044 in damages as a result of a disability discrimination complaint filed with the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) against Timberlane Mobile Home Park located in Winlock, Washington. The park attempted to enforce a no-pets policy against Campbell’s service animal.

Campbell asserted that managers at Timberlane Mobile Home Park denied her residence because of her use of a service animal. Campbell suffers from severe migraine headaches.

Architects and builders to pay more than $1 million to settle federal accessibility suit in Evanston, Ill.

The designers and developers of an Evanston, Illinois apartment complex will pay at least $1 million to correct defects in the complex’s construction and settle a lawsuit charging them with discrimination against persons with physical disabilities. The September settlement resolves a December 2001 Justice Department lawsuit based on the investigative work of Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, a disability rights group. Access Living and the U.S.

Disabled Connecticut man wins $22,200 settlement in reasonable accommodation dispute with landlord

In August, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) approved a $22,200 settlement to resolve a complaint based on a landlord’s failure to reasonably accommodate a physically disabled resident. The settlement includes $18,500 paid to the complainant and $3,700 for attorney fees.

Connecticut city and fire department to pay $271,000 in judgments and fees in disability case

Oxford House, a group home for recovering addicts in New Haven, Connecticut, received a $37,000 judgment and more than $234,000 in legal fees and costs following an eight-day trial in the United States District Court, District of Connecticut. According to a 70-page ruling by District Judge Gerard L. Goettel ,the City of West Haven and the First Fire District of the City of West Haven violated the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) by enforcing its regulations and codes and not granting a reasonable accommodation.

Chicago area developer to pay $423,000 to retrofit units and settle disability discrimination claims

The United States Department of Justice settled fair housing claims against a Chicago area developer for $40,000 in damages, $3,000 in penalties, and an estimated $380,000 in retrofitting costs for a Naperville, Illinois apartment complex to make it accessible to persons with disabilities.

Florida accessibility settlement may cost condominium developers as much as $1.5 million

Cocoa, Florida’s Fair Housing Continuum (FHC) negotiated a settlement worth $1.5 million with the designers, builders, and developers of three condominium complexes on Florida’s east coast. The April settlement includes the cost of retrofitting unit features at each complex and a $67,500 initial payment to the Fair Housing Continuum.

FHC found multiple design violations in the units and common areas at Shorewood Condominiums in Cape Canaveral, Ocean Oaks Condominiums in Brevard County, and Oleander Pointe Condominiums in Cocoa.

Clark County, Washington woman wins $13,044 in service animal complaint against mobile home park

Candida Campbell, a disabled woman from Clark County, Washington, was awarded $13,044 in damages as a result of a disability discrimination complaint filed with the Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) against Timberlane Mobile Home Park located in Winlock, Washington. The park attempted to enforce a no-pets policy against Campbell’s service animal.

Campbell asserted that managers at Timberlane Mobile Home Park denied her residence because of her use of a service animal. Campbell suffers from severe migraine headaches.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - 2002