Housing Discrimination

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About Housing Discrimination

As one of New York’s premier real estate law firms, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has participated and prevailed in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium.

Reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues, our attorneys have won over a thousand cases in the courts in the state of New York including State Supreme, Housing, Civil, and Federal courts. In addition to these cases, we’ve also won over 250 appellate court cases, many at New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

A law firm is only as good as the values it’s built on, and Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is proud to represent or defend the underdog and litigate for and against claims of discrimination. The firm has not only prevailed but voraciously fought for justice and our clients’ rights.

In addition, we have consistently prevailed in Fair Housing Act cases based on religion, sex, nationality, race or creed. We have overcome tremendous odds to win the multitude of cases and made new laws in the process.

We have also stood up for justice and what is right despite our clients’ unpopularity. In standing against enduring racism, we have withstood physical and vocal threats to our firm in our pursuit of justice. The outstanding collective of exceptional individuals at our firm will ensure that we will continue to succeed in the fight against Housing Discrimination.

A few of these notable cases are mentioned below:

  • Feldman v. The Cryder House: Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. represented the Feldmans, both Holocaust survivors, as they faced eviction for failing to remove air conditioner units, installed allegedly to alleviate asthma. The co-op’s actions were determined to be discriminatory under the Fair Housing Amendment Act and the cooperative not only lost at trial and on appeal, but was also ordered to pay the Feldman’s legal fees.
  • Historical Decision Made in the Area of Housing Discrimination: Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. achieved a groundbreaking decision from the Appellate Division, First Department after a discriminatory denial of an apartment sale by a co-op board. The court found that the plaintiffs’ complaint stated a cause of action for housing discrimination under New York State’s Human Rights Law. Despite the plaintiffs being the sellers, not potential renters of the property, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. secured a landmark achievement in the area of Housing Discrimination.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes New Law in the Area of Housing Discrimination: Trailblazer Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. made a new law in the area of Housing Discrimination after successfully representing the sellers of a cooperative apartment against their former co-op. In a case of first impression, the Appellate Division, First Department found that our clients could assert claims of discrimination against the cooperative under both the State and Federal Law. In addition, the Court ruled that our clients could seek punitive damages against the cooperative under the state law to the extent permitted by the statute.
  • Sinensky v. Rokowsky: Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. successfully persevered for two years, representing a disabled Holocaust survivor who was initially turned away by the board of a luxury Midwood building. Our firm fought back, alleging discrimination against the tenant due to his disability. An appeals court reversed the board’s decision, allowing our client to live his life comfortably and with dignity in a new handicap-accessible home.
  • Ground Zero Mosque: Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. ferociously defended the Islamic community when two class action lawsuits threatened its rights to religious freedom. The suits deemed the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero a public nuisance, and constituted emotional distress. Based on the need to defend against religious and ethnic prejudice, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. took on and won the case pro bono.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves Pit Bull from Eviction Despite Attack on Neighbor’s Dog: Protecting our client’s rights toward the ownership of a service dog, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. prevailed for a pit-bull owner in a case of disability discrimination.
Published Articles

Published Articles

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Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Push and Pullman: Appellate Court Rules on Objectionable Tenants
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Self-Managed Co-op Admissions: Let Em In?
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New Home Sweet Home for Disabled Man
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A Fifth Avenue Co-op Says No: Did It Take Subterfuge?
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Co-Op Resident Entitled to Keep Air Conditioner, Court Decides
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How to Get a New York City Apartment the Pulp Fiction Way: Part 2
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Co-Ops—Selling Shareholders Stated Claim for Housing Discrimination Under New York...
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Laws Versus Rules: You Need to Know the Difference
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Case Studies

Case Studies

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails on Appeal in Favor of Holocaust Survivor Rejected...
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Sample Types of Claims Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Handles
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes New Law in the Area of Housing Discrimination
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Victorious: Efforts to Block Free Exercise of Religion Thw...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Achieves Winning Settlement On Behalf Of Coop Sellers In L...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevents Eviction of Tenant and Wins Damages and Attorney ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves Pit Bull from Eviction Despite Attack on Neighbor...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Legal Battle for a Holocaust Survivor, Finding Him a ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails for the Development of a Ground Zero Mosque
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Published Decisions

Published Decisions

Sullivan v Brevard Associates Published Decision
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Shulton, Inc. v Optel Corporation Published Decision
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Sinensky v Rokowsky Published Decision
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevents Eviction of Tenant and Wins Damages and Attorney ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Achieves Winning Settlement On Behalf Of Coop Sellers In L...
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Lawrence C. Sullivan v. the Board of Managers of the Chelsea Brownstone Condominium
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Headlines

Headlines

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails on Appeal in Favor of Holocaust Survivor Rejected...
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State Legislators, Insurers and Courts to Homeowner Associations: We Will Not Insure...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevents Eviction of Tenant and Wins Damages and Attorney ...
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Co-Op Resident Entitled to Keep Air Conditioner, Court Decides
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