Westchester Breached $60M Fair Housing Obligation, Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Thursday that Westchester County breached a $60 million 2009 fair housing settlement when the county executive vetoed legislation that sought to ban source-of-income discrimination in Westchester.

The ruling of U.S. District Judge Denise Cote reverses a March 16 decision by Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein, who sustained the county's objection to the breach allegation.

Judge Cote's opinion reopens a dispute between the federal government and New York's Westchester County, which agreed in 2009 to promote a fair, integrated approach to...
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