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U.S. sues Rockland landlord over housing discrimination

March 11, 2011 09:54AM

A Rockland County landlord systematically dissuaded prospective African-American tenants from renting apartments at a Pearl River, N.Y. complex and violated the Fair Housing Act, a new civil rights lawsuit charges. The suit, filed yesterday in federal court in White Plains, alleges that the owners of the Pearl River Gardens residential complex have been discriminating against African-Americans since at least 2007, telling them that certain apartments were unavailable when they told prospective white tenants that they were, and providing them with inflated price quotes for apartments, compared to prices quoted for white tenants. The suit is seeking an injunction against the landlord’s behavior and monetary damages for the victims. TRD


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