United States v. LJLD, LLC (Bridgewater), et al. (E.D. Mo)
On September 1, 2023, the court entered a Consent Order in United States v. LJLD, LLC (Bridgewater), et al. (E.D. Mo). The complaint, filed on September 26, 2022, alleges that the defendant(s) discriminated on the basis of disability by designing and constructing a multifamily apartment complex without the accessible and adaptable features required by the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Westminster Properties, LLC is also named as a defendant in the case. The Consent Order requires the defendants to make accessibility retrofits to the property, pay $18,500 to compensate aggrieved persons, undergo fair housing training, and report on compliance. The case was referred to the Division after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a complaint filed by the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council, conducted an investigation, and issued a charge of discrimination.