Chapman v Latham
FHC Cooperating Attorney Gayle Rosen filed suit on behalf of Stacey and Bradlee Chapman. According to Mrs. Chapman, her family was denied the rental of a duplex apartment in Milan, Michigan because her then fourteen-year-old son would be living in the apartment. According to the suit David Latham, owner of the apartment, advised the Chapmans that he would not be interested in renting to a family with a teenaged child. Testing by the FHC supported the Chapman’s claim of discrimination based on familial status. Filed in Federal District Court, the case was assigned to Judge John Corbett O’Meara.