Banker & Tradesman reported today that several local real estate offices were charged with housing discrimination.

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office has obtained a consent judgment and filed two lawsuits against multiple real estate companies and their agents for allegedly violating state anti-discrimination, lead paint and consumer protection laws.

Century 21 Access Properties LLC in Canton, Greater Metropolitan Real Estate Inc. of Malden and Central Real Estate of Quincy were sued for discrimination, according to a statement released by Coakley’s office.

….Greater Metropolitan Real Estate (GMRE) and its employees Dotty Ryan and Gianna Rosa also discriminated against families with children, which included posting advertisements on Craigslist stating the lead status of properties.

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