Edouard v. Kozubal
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
2002 Mass. Commn. Discrim. LEXIS 154 (Mass. Commn. Against Discrimination, 2002)
Edouard (plaintiff) leased an apartment from Kozubal (defendant). Over the course of the tenancy, Kozubal asked Edouard out on a date in exchange for a decreased rental deposit, continually called Edouard asking her with a sexual connotation to “help” him, slapped Edouard on the buttocks, squeezed Edouard’s breasts and nipples, pushed Edouard to the ground, and attempted to rape Edouard while in the apartment building. Edouard filed a complaint and a restraining order was instituted. A few weeks after the restraining order, Kozubal confronted Edouard and said that if she dropped the case, she could stay for the remainder of her lease term for free. This confrontation was in violation of the restraining order.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Waxman, H.O.)
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