Akron group complains against Internet provider for discriminatory ad

June 04, 1998
A private fair housing group in Akron has filed a complaint against an apartment complex and the Internet provider that hosted its web page for an online advertisement that contained the phrase "adult living." "It will be interesting to see who has liability in this case," said Vincent Curry, executive director of the Fair Housing Advocates Association. "If it was a newspaper ad, not only could the housing provider be held liable, but the newspaper itself." The group filed the complaint with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.