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NAD Settles Suit Against Mortgage Firms

The National Association of the Deaf has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit they'd filed against Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation and Maryland settlement companies Old Line Title & Escrow, LLC and New Columbus Group, LLC, charging that "the defendants refused to provide qualified interpreter services for a mortgage refinancing closing meeting."

"The lawsuit followed numerous unsuccessful efforts by Mark Bosley, who is deaf, and his wife to secure a qualified sign language interpreter for their refinancing closing meeting. An interpreter was necessary to ensure effective communication and equal participation by Bosley during the meeting. He was forced to provide and pay for interpreter services," said the NAD in a press release. "All I wanted was the chance to participate equally in the meeting - to understand the instructions and explanations, and have my questions understood and answered," said Bosley.

Read the press release from NAD.