Did Landlord Discriminate on Basis of Tenant's Lawful Income?

LVT Number: #30426

Tenant sued landlord, its real estate broker, and other individual agents for discrimination based on lawful source of income, in violation of the NYC Human Rights Law. Tenant asked the court to decide the case in her favor without a trial. The court ruled against tenant. Tenant claimed that landlord refused to rent to her because she had a Section 8 voucher. Landlord argued that, since tenant didn't directly apply to its office, she couldn't claim discrimination by landlord.

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