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Civil Rights – Conditions for Autistic Tenant Showed Bias

Corey v. Sec’y, Dep’t of Housing and Urban Development A landlord violated the Fair Housing Act’s disability discrimination provisions when he required a prospective tenant who cared for her adult brother, who suffered from mental retardation and severe autism, to obtain renter’s insurance for $1 million, provide a doctor’s statement that the brother did not pose a liability threat, and assume responsibility for any property damage; the 4th Circuit grants enforcement of an order for payment of a civil monetary penalty and damages for the prospective tenant’s emotional distress.

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