In an action alleging racial discrimination in the sale of real property, summary judgment for defendants is reversed where a prima facie case of housing discrimination is established whenever the actions taken by the property owner lead one to reasonably infer, if such actions remain unexplained, that it is more likely than not that such actions were based on discriminatory criterion such as race.
Argued: June 18, 2009
Decided and Filed: August 21, 2009
Opinion by Judge Keith
Edward L. Gilbert, Law Offices, Akron, OH