Published January, 1994

Joel Truitt Management, Inc. v. District of Columbia Comm'n of Human Rights, 646 A.2d 1007 (D.C. 1994)

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed a decision of the District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights that a landlord could not refuse to send repair workers into an apartment occupied by a person with AIDS for fear that they would contract the disease. Relying on the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, the court found that “it is an unlawful discriminatory practice for the owner or managing agent of a property ‘to refuse or restrict facilities, service, repairs or improvements for a tenant or lessee’ on the basis of, inter alia, the tenant's physical handicap.”

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