Prospective Shareholder-Tenant's Discrimination Claim Against Co-op Dismissed

LVT Number: #30337

Potential cooperative shareholder-tenant sued landlord cooperative corporation for rejecting his application to buy a co-op apartment. Tenant claimed discrimination because he was Mexican American. Tenant claimed a net worth of over $50 million. Landlord claimed that its research showed that tenant was excessively litigious and personally dishonest. Although tenant set forth elements of a housing discrimination claim violating the Fair Housing Act, he didn't rebut landlord's nondiscriminatory reasons for rejecting his application.

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De La Fuente v. The Sherry Netherland, Inc.: Index No. 17 Civ. 4759, NYLJ No. 1564585418 (SDNY; 7/30/10; Engelmayer, DJ)