Ohio Apartment Owner, Manager Settle Housing Suit

CLEVELAND (AP) — The owner and manager of a Cleveland apartment complex have settled a federal lawsuit over claims that families with children weren’t allowed to live or rent there.

Zaremba Management Co., Linden Apartment Co. and a property manager agreed Thursday to pay a total of $90,000 to plaintiffs who claimed discrimination and $10,000 in civil penalties to the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed the complaint in September 2013 for violations of the Fair Housing Act.

The government says the defendants had a policy of refusing to rent to families with children or evicting tenants who had children while living at the apartment complex.

Attorney Andrew Dorman, who represents the owner and manager, said he had no comment.

U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver has yet to approve the settlement.

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