N.Y. town sues Amish couple for failing to pull building permit on their house

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A $21,000 lawsuit against an Amish family sparked debate over whether New York state can force the Amish to purchase engineer-stamped plans before building a house.

April 24, 2012

A $21,000 lawsuit against an Amish family sparked debate over whether New York state can force the Amish to purchase engineer-stamped plans before building a house. In a state Supreme Court filing, the town of Oswegatchie accuses an Amish couple of refusing to obtain the building permit for an 1,800-sf home while knowing it was required.

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