Sandy Hill Apartments v. Kudawoo
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
2006 WL 2974305 (2006)
Sandy Hill Apartments (Sandy Hill) (plaintiff) owned an apartment building. Kossiwa Kudawoo (defendant) and her boyfriend, Chima Ochiagha, leased an apartment from Sandy Hill. One day, Kudawoo screamed at and physically assaulted Ochiagha. Due to this incident, Sandy Hill evicted Kudawoo. Moreover, because Kudawoo failed to pay rent after the eviction, Sandy Hill brought suit against Kudawoo in state court to recover the unpaid rent. Kudawoo counterclaimed and removed the case to federal court. Specifically, Kudawoo contended that Sandy Hill violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by engaging in sex discrimination. There was no evidence that Sandy Hill treated Kudawoo differently from male tenants who screamed at and physically assaulted other tenants. Sandy Hill filed a motion for summary judgment. The district court took the motion under advisement.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Magnuson, J.)
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