New Filing: RAVI KAPUR, SUNANDA KAPUR AND ROHIT KAPUR v. EASTWAYS FARM HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

FHCMD Cooperating Attorney reported that he filed a lawsuit on February 22, 2018 at the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division federal court on behalf of Plaintiffs Ravi Kapur, Sunanda Kapur and Rohit Kapur against Defendants Eastways Farm Homeowners Association. This case was filed based on handicap (disability) and national origin discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. § 3604 (“FHAA”).1 9., including Article 5 of the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (“PWDCRA”), M.C.L. §§ 37.1101-37.1607, and the Michigan Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act, M.C.L. §§ 37.2101-37.2804 (“ELCRA”). 11. Plaintiff Rohit Kapur suffers from muscle dystrophy and requested reasonable modification by asking Defendant’s permission to install an external elevator at the rear of their house to allow him easier access in and out of their home; however, the Defendants flatly rejected the Plaintiff’s reasonable modification request. FHCMD Cooperating Attorney Steve Tomkowiak, representing the Plaintiffs, demanded a trial by jury on behalf of the aforementioned Plaintiffs. Robert Casadei, Mark E. Hubbard and Theodore B. Opie for the Defendants. Executive Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen has been assigned to the case.