A Manhattan co-op board discriminated on the basis of disability when it pulled its approval for the sale of an apartment to a man with cancer who revealed at the closing that his disease required him to have a washing machine, a state judge ruled last week.

Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman ordered the cooperative to proceed with the closing it had called off almost three years ago, ruling that the buyer was under no obligation to disclose information relating to his cancer when he appeared two months before the aborted closing for an interview with the co-op’s board of directors.

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