Federal Judge Denies Real Estate Company’s Motion to Dismiss

  • January 31, 2011

Federal District Court Judge Batts denied a motion to dismiss a disability and source of income discrimination lawsuit brought by ECBAWM and the Urban Justice Center on behalf of a formerly homeless disabled man and a non-profit fair housing organization against 20 real estate companies and brokers. The motion was filed by Queens-based Bayside NY Homes LLC d/b/a Keller Williams Realty. Judge Batts found that the plaintiffs had sufficiently alleged disability discrimination in their Complaint against the Queens-based real estate company based on a disparate impact theory of liability. ECBAWM attorneys Diane L. Houk and Elizabeth Saylor represent plaintiff Fair Housing Justice Center in the matter.