Sexual harassment may occur in a variety of contexts, including in the employment, educational, and – as I will discuss here – the housing context. The New York City Human Rights Law, inter alia, makes it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for owners and lessors “because of” the “actual or perceived” gender of any person to…Read More Can I Sue My NYC Landlord For Sexual Harassment?
In Favourite v. 55 Halley Street, Inc., 2019 WL 2226762 (S.D.N.Y. May 23, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s claim of race discrimination under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). The court summarized the law as follows: Plaintiff alleges the Defendants engaged in discriminatory housing practices on the basis of race in violation of the Fair…Read More Court Dismisses “Hostile Housing Environment” Claim Under the Fair Housing Act
In Farkas v. River House Realty Co., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op 04322 (App. Div. 1st Dept. June 4, 2019), the First Department affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s lawsuit alleging, inter alia, violation of the New York State and City Human Rights Laws and tortious interference with contract. The court summarized the allegations as follows:…Read More Housing Discrimination Claim Dismissal Affirmed; Anti-French Motivation Not Shown
In Rodriguez v. 308 Hull LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op 32457(U), 451200/2018 (NY Sup. Ct. NY Cty. Sept. 27, 2018) (J. Tisch), the court held that plaintiff made out a prima facie case of housing discrimination under the New York City Human Rights Law, and was entitled to injunctive relief. The court summarized the governing…Read More Housing Discrimination Claim Stated, and Injunction Issued, Based on Limitation to “Working Section 8” Residents
In a lawsuit filed on March 25, 2016 in Manhattan federal court, Durazzo v. BRG West Village LLC 16-cv-02232, the plaintiff alleges that he was denied the opportunity to purchase his West Village Apartment because he has cancer, in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. (He also asserts claims for breach of contract.) The federal Fair…Read More Fair Housing Act Lawsuit By Cancer Patient Denied Opportunity to Purchase West Village Apartment