US Atty Sues Related Cos. Over NYC Apartment Accessibility

Law360, New York (March 17, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara launched a civil rights suit Monday against The Related Cos., accusing the major Manhattan developer of consistently building residential buildings that are inaccessible to people with disabilities.

The suit accuses Related, as well as affiliates including Tribeca Green LLC and BPC Green LLC, and architecture firms Robert A.M. Stern Architects LLP and Ismael Levya Architects PC, of violating the federal Fair Housing Act, particularly with regard to the design and construction of two complexes: One...
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