Attorney General Issues Lawsuits Against Landlords for Discrimination; Adriene Holder Praises AG for Defending Rights of All New Yorkers

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed lawsuits earlier this month against landlords for race discrimination, alleging violations of federal and state housing and civil rights laws. Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice of The Legal Aid Society, said, "Decades after reconstruction and the passage of federal and state anti-discrimination laws, these cases and others around the country highlight the sad and disturbing fact that discrimination is alive and well. The Attorney General, by vigorously enforcing fair housing and civil rights laws, is helping to dismantle brick by brick the stinging effects of discrimination that are felt by all residents of this State. We applaud Attorney General Cuomo for his commitment to defending the civil rights of all New Yorkers, regardless of their race."

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