Sean Herring told the FHC he was refused an apartment reserved for “graduate students only”. The University of Michigan undergraduate contacted the FHC for an investigation of age discrimination. The apartment, at 817 Arch Street, was listed in the University Off-Campus Housing List. FHC testing found that the Ludwigs were willing to show the apartment to older undergraduates (in their 30′s and older) while undergraduates in their 20′s were told about the graduate student only policy and not invited to see the unit.
FHC Cooperating Attorney Janet E. Hales of Cooper & Walinski filed suit on behalf of Herring. Filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court, the case is assigned to Judge Melinda Morris. With the help of FHC staff, Herring attempted to settle the complaint without litigation. These attempts were unsuccessful.
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