Tenant Gets Attorney's Fees in Discrimination Case

LVT Number: #24453

Prospective tenant, a 45-year-old disabled man with AIDS, sued a real estate broker for housing discrimination after it refused to show him any apartments. Tenant had disclosed that he had a subsidy to help pay the rent. The Fair Housing Justice Center also sent testers to the broker, with similar results. After landlord refused to comply with pretrial questioning and disclosure of documents, tenant asked the court to limit the broker's defenses and award attorney's fees for the motion related to the broker's noncompliance. The court ruled for tenant.

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