Ohio nonprofit gets new trial over 'bachelor pad'

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio fair housing advocates have won a new trial in a federal lawsuit against a company that advertised an apartment as "a great bachelor pad" for men looking to "hook up."

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a second trial to the nonprofit Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, saying the judge at the first trial erred in giving prejudicial jury instructions.

The Dayton-based Connor Group ran the Craigslist ad that read: "Our one-bedroom apartments are a great bachelor pad for any single man looking to hook up."

The nonprofit argued that the ad amounted to discrimination against women and families looking for housing. The company said the ad did not state a preferred renter, just indicated that the apartment was ideal for single men.

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