A deaf woman from New York City has settled her lawsuit against the city for $750,000, according to the Huffington Post. The woman, 58-year-old Diana Williams, and his husband, who is also deaf, were attempting to evict renters from their building in Staten Island, when one of the tenants indicated that he had a gun. Williams attempted to contact police, but no interpreter was sent, and the couple was unable to tell their story to police. Other dead tenants allegedly tried to translate for the couple, but were refused by police. Williams was arrested and held for 24 hours. Williams filed her lawsuit in 2012 on the basis of wrongful arrest and discrimination, and this is the largest settlement in the history of deaf discrimination lawsuits.
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