L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to Pay $2.7 M to Settle Discrimination Suit

L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to Pay $2.7 M to Settle Discrimination Suit

Published November 5, 2009

The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers owner must pay $2.725 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle a racial discrimination suit involving apartment rentals.

 The three-year dispute alleges that Donald Sterling, who owns and manages 119 buildings with more than 5,000 apartments in Los Angeles County, blocked rentals to Blacks, Hispanics, families with children at apartments he controls in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business reports.

 Also named as defendants in the lawsuit were Sterling's wife, Rochelle, and the Sterling Family Trust..

 The payout is the "largest monetary payment ever obtained by the department in the settlement of a case alleging housing discrimination in the rental of apartments," according to the U.S. Justice Department.

 

Written by BET.Com Staff

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