Lawsuit Filed Over Ohio ‘Bachelor Pad’ Apartment Ad

March 11, 2010

An apartment developer says it expects to be cleared in a federal discrimination lawsuit filed over an Ohio apartment listing for a “bachelor pad.”

The suit filed in federal court in Dayton, Ohio, says The Connor Group ran a Craigslist online ad last year touting a bachelor pad for single men looking to “hook up.”

That drew the attention of the Miami Valley Fair Housing center, which seeks at least $25,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, an order that Connor Group employees get fair housing law training, and that the company be monitored for three years.

Staffers at the nonprofit center said the ad apparently discriminated on the basis of sex and family status.

Patrick Rini, a partner with the apartment owner, said it supports and follows fair housing laws.

The Dayton-based Connor Group also has properties in Cincinnati, Columbus, Atlanta and Dallas.

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