Alamar Ranch LLC v. Boise County

U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho.

Attorney Wade Woodard represented a proposed facility called Alamar Ranch, which was to have housed troubled youth in Boise County. When Alamar Ranch applied for a Conditional Use Permit for construction of the project, Boise County imposed conditions of approval, including drastically reducing the size of the project, which made its construction financially impossible. Alamar sued Boise County for three separate violations of the federal Fair Housing Act for failure to make reasonable accommodation for the construction of handicapped housing, disparate treatment of the handicapped and intentional interference with the construction of handicapped housing.

A jury found in favor of Alamar Ranch on all counts and returned a verdict awarding $4 million in damages. This is one of the largest recoveries ever awarded under the Fair Housing Act.