Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm, has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Safe Harbor Retreat, a residence in East Hampton, New York, for individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The May 18, 2016 petition asks the nation’s highest court to settle a split among the circuit courts as to when the denial of an applicant’s request for a reasonable accommodation under the Fair Housing Act becomes justiciable.
“The question presented by this case is of critical import to the millions of disabled Americans who are denied equal enjoyment and access to housing every day,” said Joe Campolo, lead counsel on the petition. “While the chances of the Supreme Court granting certiorari in connection with any petition are notoriously slim, we have put forth very strong reasons for them to do so here.”
It is a rare and special opportunity for a law firm to file such a petition. In addition to Campolo, the CMM team included Patrick McCormick, Fred Eisenbud, Jack Harrington, and Lauren Kanter-Lawrence.
Campolo, Middleton & McCormick is known for taking on the most difficult cases. The firm spearheaded the legal challenge to the MTA payroll tax, a fight later joined by municipalities and legislators across the region; obtained the first civil judgment against sub-brokers of the Agape World Ponzi scheme, obtaining a multimillion dollar damage award; and represented an emerging medical device company in a complicated trade secret misappropriation case involving highly technical issues in the esteemed Delaware Court of Chancery.