Cohen Milstein was successful in negotiating the largest settlement ever of a lawsuit challenging barriers to accessibility in the design and construction of multi-family housing under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In June 2005 (just six months after the December 2004 case filing), we reached a $20 million settlement with developer Archstone-Smith Trust, one of the nation’s largest residential apartment developers, to retrofit some 12,000 apartment units and make them accessible to people with disabilities.