9th Circ. Reopens Group Homes' Zoning Discrimination Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 20, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday revived discrimination claims against the city of Newport Beach, Calif., brought by group homes for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, saying the lower court had erred by disregarding evidence that a city zoning ordinance unfairly made it harder for group homes to operate there.

A three-judge panel reversed U.S. District Judge James V. Selna's rulings granting summary judgment to the city in two lawsuits, concluding the group homes had raised a factual question as to whether a city ordinance enacted to...
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