The suit was recently filed in Dawson County District Court against Cottonwood Apartments, its owners Gerald and Sharon Rich and the apartment manager.
The state alleges discrimination in regard to race, national origin and religion in connection with apartment rentals to Somalian, African-American and Muslim tenants.
Among the allegations named was charging tenants for damages they had not caused, charging additional rent for visiting guests, disrespecting tenant’s privacy and making derogatory comments regarding their national origin.
The Attorney General’s Office and apartment management declined to comment on the matter.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney