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Saturday November 22nd 2014



Peekskill Housing Authority $1 million race discrimination lawsuit

Former Peekskill Housing Authority Director Gheevarghese Thankachan was awarded $1 million in a racial discrimination and unlawful termination lawsuit that he filed against the PHA.

Thankachan alleged that he had been fired illegally for racial and political reasons and that then-acting Board Chairwoman Leesther Brown discriminated against him based on his Indian ethnicity.

New York attorney Christopher D. Watkins from the law firm Sussman & Watkins represented Thankachan in his lawsuit against the PHA.

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Peekskill Housing Authority $1 million race discrimination lawsuit
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
  • Beth Sturman

    Chris Watkins is an outstanding attorney, totally committed to justice for his clients, and always willing to “go the extra mile”.

  • Dale Darlene Simmons

    Number 29! WOW! ANd she is the very first one to try to condemn someone! Clean your own backyard first, Ms.Brown!