Friday, August 5, 2011

Real-Estate People Track Discrimination Case

Friday, August 5, 2011

The federal government and a New York real-estate company are negotiating to settle alleged federal housing-discrimination violations against the disabled, the company's attorney said.

The U.S. Attorney's office filed a complaint in September 2010 against real-estate firm Friedland Properties that alleged that the company failed to comply with federal antidiscrimination laws when they designed the Melar, a 22-story apartment tower with 143 units on the Upper West Side. Many of the alleged violations revolved around accessibility for wheelchair users.

People in the New York real-estate industry have watched the case closely. Many have worried that it could set a precedent ...

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