Emma Mary Ellen Holley and David Holley, an interracial couple, tried to buy a h

Emma Mary Ellen Holley and David Holley, an interracial couple, tried to buy a house in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. A real estate corporation, Triad, Inc., had listed the house for sale. Grove Crank, a Triad salesman, prevented the Holleys from obtaining the house for racially discriminatory reasons. The Holleys brought a lawsuit in federal court against Mr. Crank and Triad. They claimed, among other things, that both were responsible for a fair housing law violation. The Holleys later filed a separate suit against David Meyer, the sole shareholder of Triad and its president and CEO. They claimed that Mr. Meyer was liable for Mr. Crank’s unlawful actions, which were a violation of the Fair Housing Act. Are the Holleys correct? [Meyer v. Holley, 537 U.S. 280 (2003),]

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