DISCRIMINATION

Building Owner and Management Accused of Not Providing Reasonable Accommodation

September 28, 2022    

The plaintiff, a condo unit owner, sued the condo corporation, its managing agent, and others on a number of grounds, led by failing to provide her with a reasonable accommodation for disabilities disclosed when she...

Federal Court Dismisses Discrimination Claims by Prospective Low-Income Tenants

September 28, 2022    

Prospective tenants sued landlord of mixed-use 421-a buildings in Hudson Yards that included affordable rental units and market-rate condominiums. The plaintiff tenants were Black and low income, and were selected by...

Prospective Shareholder-Tenant Sues Landlord for Housing Discrimination

September 27, 2022    

A prospective tenant sued landlord housing cooperative for housing discrimination. The plaintiff was a Black woman with a disabled son, whose housing application was denied. She alleged that landlord had a pattern...

Tenant Claims Landlord's LEP Policy Discriminated Against Housing Applicants

August 25, 2022    

A not-for-profit group advocating against housing discrimination sued landlord for violations of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (FHA) and the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) based on refusal to rent to a...

Landlord Can't Deny Apartment to Voucher Tenant Based on Source of Income

August 24, 2022    

A prospective tenant, who was a mother with two children, sued landlord of a Bronx housing complex after landlord denied her an apartment rental application because she didn't earn at least $62,000 per year. The...

Tenant Showed No Grounds for Preliminary Injunction Against Landlord

August 23, 2022    

Tenant sued landlord in federal court, claiming violations of the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Tenant used a wheelchair, and said landlord was about to start an eviction proceeding...

Court Annuls DHR Ruling That Landlord Engaged in Unlawful Discrimination

May 25, 2022    

CityVision Services, a not-for-profit corporation involved in the prevention of housing discrimination, filed a complaint against landlord with the NY State Division of Human Rights (DHR). After posing as a...

Tenant Claims Landlord's Termination of Her Parking Space Was Discriminatory

April 26, 2022    

Tenant sued landlord in federal court, claiming landlord denied her an accessible parking space at the building, terminated her parking space on the basis of her race and disability status, and retaliated against her...

Disabled Tenant Needs Emotional Support Dog

March 28, 2022    

Tenant moved into the building in 2011 and had been diagnosed at that time with a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. In 2013, tenant asked landlord for an accommodation so that he could get...

Federal Court Can't Consider Occupant's Case That Lacked Valid Discrimination Claim

February 15, 2022    

A pro-se plaintiff, who claimed that he had occupied an apartment with tenant, sued landlord in federal court, after landlord refused occupant's request to transfer the lease into his name and changed the...

Landlord Can't Transfer DHR Discrimination Complaint to State Supreme Court

January 21, 2022    

Tenant complained to the State Division of Human Rights (DHR) of housing discrimination by landlord based on source of income. The DHR found probable cause to go forward with consideration of tenant's claim and...

New Trial Needed on Tenant's Emotional Support Dog Discrimination Claim

January 20, 2022    

Tenant moved into landlord's building in 2011. At that time, he had been diagnosed with a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. In 2013, tenant requested an accommodation from landlord so...