In a case of first impression, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that a landlord who evicts a white tenant because she had black house guests can be sued under the Fair Housing Act by both the tenant and the guests.

“Standing under the Fair Housing Act is not limited by traditional prudential requirements. Rather, it is subject only to the Article III requirement of injury in fact,” U.S. District Judge Jay C. Waldman wrote in his 12-page opinion in Lane v. Cole.

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