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Chicago housing developer accused of bias against disabled

By Louie Torres | Jul 24, 2017

Discrimination 14

CHICAGO — A nonprofit group is suing Gallagher and Henry Inc. and other businesses, alleging the company's housing projects discriminate against the disabled.

The Hope Fair Housing Center filed a complaint on June 19 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the defendants, alleging they built multifamily dwellings that are not easily accessed by people with disabilities.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges members of the community have been denied access to various buildings and establishments. The plaintiff holds Gallagher and Henry Inc., Farmingdale Development Co. and John Gallagher responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to design their buildings to be easily accessible to the disabled.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Jennifer K. Soule, Kelly K. Lambert and James G. Bradtke of Soule, Bradtke & Lambert in Elmhurst.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:17-cv-04582

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HOPE Fair Housing CenterSoule Bradtke & LambertU.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois