DISABILITY STATUS - In an agency-plaintiff case, the Long Island Housing Center filed a Havens complaint against Main Street LI LLC

DISABILITY STATUS - In an agency-plaintiff case, the Long Island Housing Center filed a Havens complaint against Main Street LI LLC, after obtaining extensive testing extensive, which demonstrated steering applicants with disabilities; provided false information regarding available, quoted higher prices as well as refusing requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications. The LIHC obtained a settlement of $136,000, No.2: 11 cv 01210 (E.D. N.Y. Jan. 10, 2012)! In Long v. Merritt Towers Condominium Association, 2013 U.S. Dist LEXIS 31662, (M.D, Fla. Feb 16, 2013), a friend with a disability who had a service animal was not permitted to visit and care for a tenant. $80,000 settlement. The plaintiff was represented by Matthew Dietz of Miami, Florida, who also prevailed in trial on behalf of two blind women who were denied a dwelling. The plaintiffs were awarded $8,000 and the court awarded attorney fees and costs of $186,000 Herrin v Lamachys Village at Indigo Lakes, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19307 (M.D. Fla.,Feb. 16,2012)