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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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America (ex rel), et al v. Westchester County, New York

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Denise L. Cote

Date Filed

April 12, 2006

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