Landlord v. Tenant: November 2012
Discrimination: Preliminary Injunction to Reinstall Building Ramps Denied
Disabled tenants sued landlord for violations of the federal Fair Housing Act and New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code. They claimed that landlord improperly removed wheelchair ramps that tenants used at the building and therefore deprived them of reasonable and safe access to their apartments. They asked the court to direct landlord to reinstall the ramps while their case was pending.