Judge dismisses lawsuit against TMHA


A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit U.S. Attorneys brought against the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority, ruling that the statute of limitations had run out.

The civil lawsuit claimed the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority discriminated against a man with diabetes and end-stage kidney disease in its housing-voucher program.

It resulted from a decision by TMHA to terminate the man’s voucher assistance in October 2014 because he didn’t move into a basement room that could not accommodate home dialysis, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed in January 2017.

Judge Benita Y. Pearson of Youngstown’s U.S. District Court issued a summary judgment Thursday ruling that the claim under which the lawsuit was filed has a two-year statute of limitations.

The lawsuit sought monetary damages and a court order that would have required TMHA “to restore them to the position they would have occupied, but for such discriminatory conduct.”

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