Wolinsky v. Kadison
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
449 N.E.2d 151 (Ill. App. Ct. 1983)
Wolinsky (plaintiff), a single mother, was a resident in the Ambassador House Condominium (Ambassador House) (defendant). She contracted to sell her unit and buy a different unit within the Ambassador House complex. However, Ambassador House had reserved a right of first refusal in the unit and exercised that right to prevent Wolinsky’s purchase. Wolinsky brought suit alleging a violation of a city ordinance which states that a person shall not be denied the right to purchase a condo on the basis of sex or marital status. Wolinsky charged that the Ambassador House exercised its right of first refusal simply because she was a single mother. The lower court dismissed her complaint for failure to state a cause of action.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rizzi, J.)
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