Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against South Carolina Landlord for Discriminating Against Families with Children

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Against South Carolina Landlord for Discriminating Against Families with Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 15, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Justice Department announced today that John Wingard Altman has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit involving violations of the Fair Housing Act at Altman Apartments, a 16-unit apartment complex he owns in Summerville, S.C. In July 2012, the court, ruling on a motion filed by the government, found that the defendant had violated the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children.

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