Anti-War landlady refuses to rent to Veteran, promptly sued
I've officially been a lawyer for about 16 hours, but I can say that in that time, this is the best case I've read. Here's the background from WBZ Boston:So anyway, the lawyer in this case was kind enough to send me a copy of the lawsuit. Now, bear in mind that Massachusetts law recognizes veterans as a sort of protected class, so that under their law (M.G.L. c 151B) you can't discriminate based on veterans status.
Seriously, why would this lady leave a message like this? If she didn't want to rent to him, she should have just rented to someone else. By putting her "politics" and "social consciousness" out there she seems to have violated the law.
I just don't get why someone would do that. Her admission that he was "very qualified" is going to make it tough for her to prove there was some other reason for her denying him.
Best of luck to you SGT Morgan.