Last month, we reported that in two separate cases, OATH ALJs ruled that a property owner violated the City Human Rights Law, as amended, when it refused to accept a current tenant's Section 8 voucher in payment for monthly rent.
The same issue was presented to New York State Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman, who interpreted the law in the same way. Timovsky v. 56 Bennett LLC, Index No. 402911/2007 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co., Feb. 17, 2009).