Jury awards Chinese-American woman money in co-op case

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A Chinese-American woman who sued the board of her building for discrimination won a $225,000 verdict, but the jury said there was no proof of racism. The jury awarded Lisa Sheen the money because it said her building, the Mainstay Cooperative in Flushing, Queens, criticized her for doing renovations to her apartment. Sheen, who sued the co-op board for $11 million, said the board tried to oust her from the building because she is Chinese. Sheen said this is the second time the co-op board has been sued for racial discrimination against Asians.