United States v. Webster AV Management, LLC (S.D.N.Y.)

Overview: 

On January 26, 2017, the court entered an agreed-upon preliminary injunction order between the parties in United States v. Webster AV Management, LLC (S.D.N.Y.) (formally United States v. Strulovitch (S.D.N.Y.)). The “Consent Order of Preliminary Injunction” between the United States and defendant provides that the defendant and any entities related to defendant agree to design and construct all future covered multifamily dwellings in compliance with the Fair Housing Act. It also provides that defendant will retain a FHA compliance reviewer to review design documents for buildings that are currently under construction by the defendant and/or entities related to the defendant, and to inspect the as-built features at the buildings under construction to ensure that the designs and as built features comply with the FHA design and construction requirements. On the same day, the court also granted the United States’ motion to amend the case caption, replacing the current defendant “Webster AV Management, LLCas the named defendant. The complaint, which was filed on December 23, 2016 by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, alleges that the defendant violated the Fair Housing Act by failing to design and construct properties in the Bronx and Maybrook so that they were accessible and usable by persons with disabilities.


press release (12/23/16)

Case Open Date: 
Friday, December 23, 2016
Case Name: 
United States v. Webster Management AV, LLC (S.D.N.Y.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
disability
design
construction
accessibility
accessible
pattern or practice
Riverdale Parc
Bluestone Commons
rental
apartment
multi-family
covered units
1:16-cv-09913
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
USAO - New York, Southern
Updated February 1, 2017