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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Reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues, the firm’s attorneys have won over a thousand cases in the courts in the state of New York including State Supreme, housing,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, the firm has 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 also voraciously fought for justice and its clients’ rights.

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

The firm has also stood up for justice and what is right despite its clients’ unpopularity. In standing against enduring racism, the firm has withstood physical and vocal threats to the firm in its pursuit of justice. The outstanding collective of exceptional individuals at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. will ensure that it will continue to succeed in the fight against housing discrimination.

A few of these notable cases are mentioned below:

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    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevents Eviction of Tenant and Wins Damages and Attorney Fees using Federal Law Discrimination Statute

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevents Eviction of Tenant and Wins Damages and Attorney Fees using Federal Law Discrimination Statute

    The client installed a room air conditioning unit through a brick exterior wall, a violation of its condominium’s rules. No formal application was made to do so, although client spoke with a Board member about the possible use of such a unit. The clients were served with a Notice to Cure in 2006 and consulted Adam Leitman Bailey, PC. Rather than wait to fight an eviction, the firm moved to stay further enforcement proceedings and brought an action based on...

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  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Achieves Winning Settlement on Behalf of Co-op Sellers in Landmark Housing Discrimination Case

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Achieves Winning Settlement on Behalf of Co-op Sellers in Landmark Housing Discrimination Case

    In a case of first impression, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. successfully represented the sellers of a cooperative apartment in a housing discrimination suit against their former co-op arising from the co-op’s failure to consent to a proposed sale of the apartment to elderly purchasers. When the co-op failed to approve the sale, despite the purchasers’ ample financial qualifications, the plaintiffs incurred damages because they were forced to find a new purchaser after the financial crisis struck and market conditions deteriorated....

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    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes New Law in the Area of Housing Discrimination

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes New Law in the Area of Housing Discrimination

    Under New York State law, it is an unlawful discriminatory practice to refuse to sell or rent a housing accommodation to any person because of race, national origin or age. The law has generally been applied to people who sought to rent or buy a housing unit. But does the state law apply to sellers of a cooperative apartment when a cooperative board denies their sale to otherwise qualified purchasers (on a pretextual basis) because they are elderly? And, in...

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  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails on Appeal in Favor of Holocaust Survivor Rejected From Cooperative Board

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails on Appeal in Favor of Holocaust Survivor Rejected From Cooperative Board

    Sinensky vs. Rokowsky Supreme Court, Appellate Division: First Department Holocaust Survivor Wins Legal Battle, New Home THERE’S A HAPPY ENDING in sight for a disabled Holocaust survivor who has been living as a virtual prisoner in his Brooklyn home. After two years of legal wrangling, tomorrow Chaim Indig, who uses a wheelchair, is set to move into a handicapped-accessible co-op in Premier House – a luxury Midwood building whose board initially had turned him away. “He indicated he’s excited about...

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  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Victorious: Efforts to Block Free Exercise of Religion Thwarted

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Victorious: Efforts to Block Free Exercise of Religion Thwarted

    On September 9, 2010, plaintiff Forras, a former firefighter, brought a class action lawsuit for damages, in the amount of $350,000,000, allegedly sustained by him and others as a result of the proposed development of a mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero. The complaint named the developers of a mosque and Islamic cultural center as defendants. Based on the need to defend against religious and ethnic prejudice, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. took on the case pro bono, that...

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    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves Pit Bull from Eviction Despite Attack on Neighbor’s Dog

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves Pit Bull from Eviction Despite Attack on Neighbor’s Dog

    A mix-breed pit bull ran out its door and took a bite at a small dog known for spending time making cancer survivors feel better. Turned out the “bite” was only a scratch and no stitches – only an animal Band-Aid – were needed. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s client even offered to pay for the visit to the veterinarian. Also, this was the client’s dog’s first “bite.” Reviewing the minutes of meetings or board meeting summaries, the board of this...

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