Jewish Residents, Condo Association Settle Bias Claims

July 12 – Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

F. Willis Caruso, co-executive director of the Fair Housing Legal Support Center, featured:

A federal judge today approved a settle­ment in two lawsuits accusing a condomini­um association of violating the Fair Housing Act by repeatedly removing parchments bearing Torah verses from the doorposts of Jewish residents.

Following a brief hearing, U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall entered a consent decree ending a long­running legal battle that twice went before the federal appeals court based in Chicago.

Kendall entered the decree the day after the parties in the consolidated suits had been set to go to trial.

The decree bars the Shoreline Towers Condominium Association on Chicago’s North Side and its president from retaliating against the residents who sued the associa­tion or from interfering with the sale or lease of any Shoreline unit in which those residents have an interest.

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