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Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommate.com, LLC
Defendant, Roommate.com, LLC, manages a website to find a roommate. On the website, users may post information such as their sex, familial status, and sexual orientation. Plaintiffs, Fair Housing Councils of San Fernando Valley and San Diego, initiated this action on the grounds that Defendant’s website was discriminatory and against the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The trial court held for the Plaintiffs in their motion for summary judgment, and Defendant appealed.
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