In a race discrimination case filed by ECBA on behalf of a non-profit fair housing organization, Federal District Court Judge Paterson found that the organization had standing to bring the lawsuit. The organization is challenging two Throgs Neck housing cooperatives’ use of a three-shareholder reference requirement as a condition of becoming a shareholder. The Court found that the plaintiff’s Complaint sufficiently alleged both intentional race discrimination and discrimination based on disparate impact. The plaintiff is represented by Diane L. Houk.
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