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Boston Housing Authority v. Bridgewaters

Docket #SJC-10107
Date October 6, 2008
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.
SummaryBoston Housing Authority. Housing. Landlord and tenant, Handicapped person. Anti-discrimination law, Handicap, Housing. Words, "direct threat", "reasonable accommodation".
Appealed FromBoston Housing Court, Justice Steven D. Pierce
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Bridgewaters:  Ann Jochnick, Richard M.W. Bauer, James M. McCreight
Counsel for Appellee
Boston Housing Authority:  Jay S. Koplove
Amici CuriaeDisability Law Center; Mental Health Legal Advisors; Center for Public Representation; Coalition for Legal Rights of People With Disabilities; Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants; AARP Foundation Litigation; Pine Street Inn; Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless; Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance; Boston Center for Independent Living; Cambridge Housing Authority; Development Law Institute

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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