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United States v. Gorecki (D. Minn.)


On January 16, 2020, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Gorecki (D. Minn.).  The election complaint, which was filed on March 26, 2019 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota, alleged that the owner and property manager of an eight-unit rental property in Foley, Minnesota violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow the HUD complainant to live with an emotional support German Shepard puppy for her minor son, who has Down Syndrome.  The consent decree requires the defendants to pay $33,450 to the HUD complainant and provide her with a neutral rental reference and to adopt a reasonable accommodation policy and attend fair housing training if they reenter the rental business. The case was referred to the Division after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a complaint, conducted an investigation and issued a charge of discrimination.

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Gorecki (D. Minn.)
Civil Rights
  • civil rights
  • department of justice
  • doj
  • Dorothy Gorecki
  • Annette Alley
  • District of Minnesota
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • disability
  • reasonable accommodation
  • emotional support animal
  • HUD
  • election
  • Foley
  • 0:19-cv-00849-MJD-LIB
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated November 17, 2021