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Ohio’s laws against discrimination, spelled out in Ohio Revised Code 4112.02(J), prohibit people from aiding or abetting unlawful discriminatory practices. In Fair Housing Justice Center v. Broadway Crescent Realty, a fair housing organization sued Broadway Crescent Realty after the wife of an apartment manager aided and abetted a discriminatory practice. If an applicant was African-American, she was absolutely certain no units were available and was unable to find her husband. But when an applicant was white, she wasn’t sure whether units were available and was always able to find her husband. The woman was not an employee of the apartment complex or an agent of the owners, but she was liable as one who aided and abetted unlawful discriminatory conduct. 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24515 (S.D. N.Y. 2011.)