Tenant's discrimination claim dismissed.


Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for nonpayment of rent. Landlord and tenant, both represented by attorneys, signed a settlement agreement in court. The agreement stated that: (1) tenant had moved out of the apartment and lived elsewhere; (2) his wife also had moved out; (3) the sole occupant of the apartment was tenant's adult daughter; (4) tenant wasn't under duress; (5) tenant consented to an eviction warrant; and (6) tenant wouldn't seek a stay of the eviction. Tenant also agreed to withdraw with prejudice a discrimination complaint filed with the State Division of Human Rights. Tenant later sued landlord in federal court for discrimination and claimed that he never surrendered the apartment. Landlord asked the court to dismiss the case.

The court ruled for landlord. Although...

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