Meyer v. Holley
December 3, 2002 (01-1120)
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Case Summary
Prospective homeowners, the respondents, brought suit against a real estate agency, agent and the agency's president for alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act (FHA), 42 U.S.C. 13601 et seq, alleging that they were racially discriminated against when the agency and agent did not show them a house and then, later, did not accept their $5,000 in escrow for the builder to hold that house. The district court entered summary judgment in favor of the agency's president. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit reversed and found that owners and officers of corporations may be held vicariously liable for an employee's violations of the FHA. The opinion of the Ninth Circuit is found at 258 F.3d 1127.

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VOTING TO AFFIRM
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