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CHA can't collect $4.3 million from architect blamed for renovations running afoul of ADA, appeals panel says
The Chicago Housing Authority should not be allowed to continue with its lawsuit to recover money from an architecture and design firm the CHA blames for causing it to spend an additional $4.3 million to retrofit newly renovated apartments to comply with federal disability access laws, a state appeals panel has ruled. On Dec. 11, a three-justice panel of the Illinois First District Appellate Court upheld the decision of Cook County Circuit Judge Ronald Bartkowicz.