Fair Housing Act Claim: Beating a Motion to Dismiss


We defeated an attempt to have a federal Fair Housing Act case dismissed. In ruling in favor of the firm’s client, the United States District Court agreed that the various legal claims asserted were valid and that the lawsuit must fully proceed.

Our client was subjected to discrimination in connection with his lease of residential premises. The lawsuit was commenced in federal court, using both federal and state law, to confirm the client’s rights to a renewal of his lease. The court also refused to abstain from the case and continued to exercise jurisdiction, even though proceedings had begun in state court.


Evan S. Schwartz
Founder of Schwartz, Conroy & Hack