ADA Legal News

DOJ: Apartment Developers Fail to Comply with FHA and ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced a lawsuit filed against Ohio-based Miller-Valentine Operations Inc. and affiliated companies, owners, developers, and builders of 82 multifamily housing complexes located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to design and construct housing units and related facilities in accordance with the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the ADA. The housing complexes contain more than 3,000 dwelling units that are required by the FHA to have accessible features, and most contain public spaces that are required to comply with the ADA. 

Over $3 Million Paid to Individuals in Disability Settlement with Greyhound

The Department of Justice announced that payments totaling more than $3,000,000 have been paid to thousands of individuals who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or attempting to travel on Greyhound Lines, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of intercity bus transportation. The payments were part of a broad settlement from 2016, which resolved the Department’s complaint that the company violated the ADA by failing to provide full and equal transportation services to passengers with disabilities.