Monday, April 26, 2010

The Role of Insurance in FHA and ADA Violation Claims

By Seth Shapiro, USI Risk Strategist

Over the past several years, multifamily housing developers and owners have been defendants in several lawsuits filed by government enforcement agencies, such as the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), private disability rights organizations, and individuals alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Damages and attorneys’ fees claimed by plaintiffs in these lawsuits, including costs to modify existing buildings to comply with applicable accessibility guidelines, have created significant financial exposure to the multifamily housing industry. Learn More > > >