By Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.

On March 20, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that they had reached an agreement with Greenbrier Village Homeowner’s Association Inc. in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The agreement resolved a November 2013 lawsuit that alleged that the Association unlawfully discriminated against residents with children by enforcing rules prohibiting the use of common areas within the Association. As part of that settlement, the Association agreed to establish a new non-discrimination policy in accordance with the Fair Housing Act and to pay over $100,000 in penalties.