Construction Co. Pays $10.5M To Demolish Accessibility Suit

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Texas-based JPI Construction LP agreed Monday to pay $10.5 million to settle allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice that the residential contractor and its units violated the Americans with Disabilities Act in the design of several multifamily housing complexes.

U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle signed off on the settlement Monday, which allocates $10.25 million to retrofit JPI’s properties to make them accessible to disabled residents, in line with the Fair Housing Act and the ADA, both of which JPI was accused of violating....
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