Ohio Owner Not Liable for Failing to Prevent Discrimination

December 24, 2008
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Facts: After a resident at an Ohio assisted site had racially harassed another resident, the owner took no action. The harassed resident sued the site, claiming that the owner was responsible for allowing the harassment to continue. A lower court ruled that the owner could be sued for permitting a hostile housing environment to exist. The owner appealed.

Decision: The Ohio Supreme Court ruled for the owner.

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