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Janush v. Charities Housing Development Corp.
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
169 F.Supp.2d 1133 (N.D. Cal. 2000)
Brenda Janush (plaintiff) suffered from a mental disability and had two birds and two cats that her psychiatrist stated helped to mitigate the effects of the disability. Janush moved into an apartment building run by the Charities Housing Development Corp. (CHDC) (defendant). Janush’s lease agreement stated that the building did not allow pets. Upon learning that Janush had pets, the CHDC evicted her. Janush brought suit, alleging a violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). CHDC filed a motion to dismiss, or, alternatively, for summary judgment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Whyte, J.)
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