COURT AWARDS OWNERS $86,000+ FOR ATTORNEYS’ FEES

This case involved claims of discrimination made by a group of Orthodox Jewish homeowner members (“Owners”) against their homeowners’ association (“Association”). Owners filed a lawsuit against Association alleging that it took various actions that targeted Owners and other Jewish members of Association that were based on Owners’ Orthodox Jewish identity in violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”). After the suit was filed the parties entered into a settlement agreement in the form of a Court-ordered Consent Decree which did not contain any language relative to attorney fees that had been incurred by the parties.