Developer's housing discrimination lawsuit settled

October 01, 2009
The National Fair Housing Alliance has reached a settlement in its housing discrimination lawsuit against Ovation Development Corp.
     The alliance had accused the company discriminating against people with disabilities in the greater Las Vegas area.
     Under terms of the agreement announced Thursday, Ovation and the owners and managers of 11 properties in southern Nevada have three years to renovate more than 1,500 apartments that violate accessibility requirements under the Fair Housing Act.
     Ovation will also pay the housing alliance $750,000 in damages and attorneys fees.