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McCrory reaches settlement over mobile home ban

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MCCRORY, Ark. (AP) - A city in east-central Arkansas has settled a federal lawsuit brought by a national civil rights organization over an attempt to ban mobile homes worth less than $7,500.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the McCrory City Council passed an ordinance in September 2016 banning trailers that have a value of less than $7,500. Equal Justice Under the Law sued the city and its police chief in January, calling the ordinance wealth-based discrimination. The group filed the lawsuit on behalf of a couple who were told they'd have to move out of their $1,500 mobile home.

The council repealed the ban in January.

Equal Justice officials say the Tuesday settlement totaled just over $20,000.

The attorney for McCrory declined to comment to the newspaper.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com