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.”