January 14, 2010
In what is being called the largest disabled-access settlement in the housing industry, Chargers owner Alex Spanos’ development company will spend more than $12 million to retrofit thousands of apartment units found to be out of compliance with fair housing laws governing accessibility.
The settlement, announced yesterday, stemmed from a lawsuit filed more than two years ago by the National Fair Housing Alliance and four of its member organizations against the Stockton-based A.G. Spanos Cos. in which they alleged numerous violations under the federal Fair Housing Act. Covered under the settlement are 123 apartment properties in 11 states, including California, although none are in San Diego County
Read Article: San Diego Tribune
Developer Toll Brothers has been hit with a multimillion- dollar lawsuit charging it reneged on a contract to buy land along the polluted Gowanus Canal after the feds moved to make the waterway a Superfund site.
Toll Brothers inked a $21.5 million contract in 2004 to buy the Bond St. property from owner Joseph Phillips, and it plans to build 460 condos and townhouses was approved by the city last March.
Read Article: NY Daily News
A 43-page civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court alleges that a civilian military employee violated the civil rights of an Olympia anti-war group by spying on its members under an assumed name.
John Towery is the civilian employee at Fort Lewis named in attorney Larry Hildes’ lawsuit alleging that Towery spied on members of Olympia Port Militarization Resistance, or OlyPMR
Read Article: The News Tribune
The U.S. Justice Department accused a Huntingdon Valley swim club of racism in a federal lawsuit filed yesterday as the club deals with ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.
The Valley Club, which revoked its contract with the Creative Steps day camp after 56 black and Latino children visited June 29, is charged in the suit with making a no-summer-campers rule the next day “in response to racially motivated opposition from Valley Club members . . . with the intention of preventing the children of Creative Steps from returning.”
The Justice Department said in a news release that the lawsuit was intended to force the club to drop the discriminatory policy.
Read Article: Philly.Com
An antitrust suit alleging price fixing by Sony BMG Music Entertainment and other producers, licensors and distributors of music on the Internet has been reinstated by a federal appeals court.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said the pleadings of music purchasers were sufficient for plaintiffs to pursue their Sherman Act claim against companies who control more than 80 percent of music sold as digital files.
The decision in Starr v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 08-5637-cv, was made by Judges Jon O. Newman, John M. Walker Jr. and Robert N. Katzmann. Katzmann wrote the opinion.
The amended complaint before Southern District of New York Judge Loretta Preska, who had received 28 actions from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, charged the defendants “restrain the availability and distribution of Internet Music, fix and maintain at artificially high and non-competitive levels the prices at which they sold Internet Music and impose unreasonably restrictive terms in the purchase and use of Internet Music.”
Read Article: Law.Com
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