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Case Name United States v. Larkspur, LLC FH-NY-0015
Docket / Court 1:11-cv-06321-DAB ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On September 09, 2011, the United States filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under the Fair Housing Act against the architects and developers of an apartment building. The plaintiff asked the Court for injunctive, declaratory, and monetary ... read more >
On September 09, 2011, the United States filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York under the Fair Housing Act against the architects and developers of an apartment building. The plaintiff asked the Court for injunctive, declaratory, and monetary relief, claiming that the defendants designed and constructed the complex in a manner that was inaccessible to persons with disabilities.

On October 5, 2011, the plaintiff entered into a consent decree with the developers which required extensive retrofitting of non-compliant areas in both the public/common use areas of the building and in the apartments themselves, payment of $60,000 to compensate aggrieved persons, and a $35,000 civil penalty.

On January 26, 2012, the parties entered into a consent decree which required that the defendant comply with the FHA and pay a $20,000 civil penalty.

The case terminated on January 26, 2012.

Gregory Pitt - 08/01/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 3601 et seq.
Defendant(s) Larkspur LLC
Larkspur Managers LLC
Larsen Shein Ginsberg Snyder LLP
Plaintiff Description United States on behalf of tenants with disabilities.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2011 - 2014
Case Closing Year 2012
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:11-cv-06321 (S.D.N.Y.) 01/26/2012
FH-NY-0015-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/09/2011
FH-NY-0015-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 10/05/2011
FH-NY-0015-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Consent Judgment 01/26/2012
FH-NY-0015-0003 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Batts, Deborah A. (S.D.N.Y.)
FH-NY-0015-0002 | FH-NY-0015-0003 | FH-NY-0015-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bharara, Preetinder S. (New York)
FH-NY-0015-0001 | FH-NY-0015-0002 | FH-NY-0015-0003
Daughtry, Emily E. (New York)
FH-NY-0015-0003
Feldman, Brian M. (New York)
FH-NY-0015-0001 | FH-NY-0015-0002 | FH-NY-0015-9000
Schoenberger, Carina H. (New York)
FH-NY-0015-0001 | FH-NY-0015-0002 | FH-NY-0015-0003 | FH-NY-0015-9000
Yu, Li (New York)
FH-NY-0015-0001 | FH-NY-0015-0002 | FH-NY-0015-0003 | FH-NY-0015-9000
Defendant's Lawyers O'Connor, Cozen (Pennsylvania)
FH-NY-0015-0002
Roberts, Kenneth Gary (New York)
FH-NY-0015-0002 | FH-NY-0015-9000
Rogers, Michael T. (New York)
FH-NY-0015-0003
Swaminathan, Priya (New York)
FH-NY-0015-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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