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Persons With Disabilities At Murphy Development Apartment Complexes


United States v. Murphy Development, LLC, et al., (M.D. Tenn.)


On March 30, 2010, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee entered a Consent Order resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit brought by the United States against the Murphy Development, LLC, and related apartment complex owners at twenty-one apartment complexes throughout Tennessee. The United States alleges that the ground floor units and many common use areas (for example, rental offices, routes to amenities, etc.) are not accessible to persons with physical disabilities. As part of the consent order, the defendants have agreed to retrofits of the ground floor units and common use areas to comply with the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act at the following apartment complexes:

Ashton View Apartments Morristown, Tennessee
Beason Well Apartments Kingsport, Tennessee
Cassell Ridge Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
Cassell View Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
Dunhill Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
Lyon’s Den Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
River View Park Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
Spring Branch Apartments Madison, Tennessee
Sutherland Park Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
Sutherland View Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
Swiss View Apartments Nashville, Tennessee
The Highlands Apartments Chattanooga, Tennessee
West Vista Ridge Apartments Knoxville, Tennessee
White Oak Apartments Jamestown, Tennessee
17th Street Apartments Springfield, Tennessee
Forest View Apartments Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Lakeside Apartments Hermitage, Tennessee
Meadowcreek Apartments Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Miller Town Apartments Clarksville, Tennessee
Stonebridge Apartments Columbia, Tennessee
Swiss Ridge Apartments Nashville, Tennessee

The consent order also establishes a Settlement Fund to compensate persons who have been harmed as a result of this alleged discrimination at any of the above-named complexes. You or members of your family may be qualified to recover from the Settlement Fund if you or members of your family allege that you:

  • were discouraged from living at any of the above-named complexes because of the lack of accessible features of the apartment or the complex;
  • rented an apartment but were unable to use, or had difficulties using portions of your apartment or the complex because they were not accessible (including the inability to have visitors who have disabilities);
  • paid to have any portion of your apartment or the complex modified to be more accessible;
  • were not informed about, or offered, all available apartment units because of your disability or the disability of someone who would be living with you; or
  • requested and were denied a reasonable accommodation for your disability or the disability of someone who was living with you.

    If you believe you have been harmed because of your disability at any of the above-named apartment complexes, or if you have information about someone else who may have been harmed, please contact the United States Department of Justice at:

    1-800-896-7743, ext. 2

    You also may write to United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. – G St., Washington, DC, 20530, Att: DJ 175-71-481

    *** You must call or write no later than 365 days from the date of entry of the Consent Order] to be eligible for compensation, and your telephone message or letter must include your name, address, and, if possible, at least two telephone numbers where you may be reached.

  • Updated August 6, 2015