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December 9, 2019

Court: Landlords can be liable for racially harassed tenants

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Landlords can be held liable in limited circumstances under federal law when a tenant racially harasses another tenant, a federal appeals court said Friday.

In the 2-to-1 split decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said landlords can be liable if it is proved they refused to address a racially hostile housing environment created by one tenant targeting another.

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