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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Playhouse Restriction


A Lexington homeowners group and the U.S. Justice Department have agreed to drop a lawsuit over a boy's playhouse that the family said was needed to help with the child's therapy.

U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell dismissed the case on Monday in Lexington. The parties stipulated that the evidence didn't support the Justice Department's claims.

The lawsuit had accused Andover Forest Homeowners Association and EMG Management Services of violating the federal Fair Housing Act by failing to make reasonable accommodations for George and Tiffiney Veloudis and their toddler son.

The Veloudises installed a $5,000 playhouse for their son at their then-home in the Andover Forest subdivision, but the homeowners association believed it violated deed restrictions.

A number in an online phone listing for the family went unanswered Monday night.