Salowitz v Weatherstone & Ann Arbor Realty
Edward Salowitz filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Ann Arbor Realty and the Weatherstone Condominium Association. Earlier this year the Condo Association began fining Mr. Salowitz, who has Multiple Sclerosis, for parking in the handicapped parking space nearest his unit. Mr. Salowitz had used this parking space since 1993. Mr. Salowitz asked Ann Arbor Realty and the Association permission to use this parking space as a reasonable accommodation of his disability. When they refused, Mr. Salowitz contacted the FHC for assistance. When the fines continued, FHC referred Mr. Salowitz to Cooperating Attorney, Steve Tomkowiak for litigation. Mr. Tomkowiak filed suit on behalf of Edward Salowitz and his wife Susan in U.S. Federal District Court, the case was assigned to Judge John Corbett O’Meara. In the end the case settled for $7,500 and a complete re-grading of the front yard and road outside the Salowitz’s building. The cost of the construction work has not been calculated by the FHC.
Settlement: $7,500+ complete re-grading