Carol Pryor, a woman with a disability, contacted the Fair Housing Center of Washtenaw County to report that she needed a second hand rail installed on the stairs in her Woodland Meadows townhouse. When the landlord failed to provide the rail, Pryor asked to be let out of her lease. According to Pryor, Woodland Meadows said she could break her lease. Pryor told FHC staff that she was later billed for over $3,000. Cooperating Attorney Tinamarie Pappas of Rose, Weber and Pappas filed the case in Washtenaw County Circuit Court. The case was assigned to Judge Timothy P. Connors.