Judge dismisses dad's Little League lawsuit
Published 4:17 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2015
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Darien father who said a local Little League demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team because of the father's plans to build affordable housing next to a former league official's home.
U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport threw out the lawsuit Monday, saying Christopher Stefanoni didn't prove any allegations in the lawsuit he filed against the Darien Little League and its officials in 2013.
Stefanoni also alleged the retaliation was part of a larger concern by Darien residents that affordable housing would draw black people to the wealthy and mostly white town.
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A lawsuit by another developer accuses the town of rejecting his affordable housing proposal in an effort to keep out minorities.
Town officials deny the allegations.