- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A federal judge says a Warwick landlord discriminated against a couple because of their familial status, after they were told they had to rent a larger apartment or leave their apartment complex upon the birth of their first child.

Mardea Caulcrick-Grimes and her husband, Ernest Grimes, were told they must move from their 700-square-foot one-bedroom apartment to a two-bedroom apartment after their son was born in 2012. The landlord told the couple that only two people were allowed to live in the smaller apartment.

U.S. District Judge John McConnell says the policy was not justified and constituted discrimination in violation of state and federal laws.

The couple was represented by the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights.

A lawyer for the landlord did not immediately return a message for comment.


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