An Inclusive Litany

8/18/00

A suburban Chicago attorney will be awarded upwards of $300,000 in a settlement with his condominium association. Jeffrey Marthon, 54, contended the association violated fair-housing laws by attempting to evict him because he suffered from Tourette's Syndrome. The condition caused him to engage in involuntary loud hooting and foot-stomping that led several neighbors to sign affidavits that they were losing sleep. Engineers said it was impossible to install soundproofing to mitigate the problem, so Marthon agreed to move out as part of the settlement.

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