The Honorable Lynn Adelman recently dismissed a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin by two Wisconsin landlords who had been sued for discrimination by a client of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc. (MMFHC). The landlords also named as defendants the bona fide home seeker, two Wisconsin assistant attorneys general, two state administrative law judges, two MMFHC employees, the Equal Rights Division of the State Department of Workforce Development, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The landlords filed the complaint in federal court alleging ten claims, including that MMFHC conspired with the state and federal agencies to commit various crimes, that they violated the federal Fair Housing Act, and that they violated various civil rights laws. Judge Adelman granted the defendants’ motions to dismiss the complaint, without leave for the plaintiff to amend and refile it. Hawks Quindel lawyers Michele Sumara and Katherine Charlton represented MMFHC in the litigation. Charlton is MMFHC’s General Counsel.

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