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Nonprofit gets new trial over 'bachelor pad'

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A nonprofit group has won a new trial in a federal discrimination lawsuit over an Ohio apartment listing for a "bachelor pad" for men looking to "hook up."

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a lower judge's ruling denying a new trial for Miami Valley Fair Housing Center.

The center sued the Dayton-based Connor Group in 2010 over a Craigslist ad for a Centerville apartment.

The ad read: "Our one-bedroom apartments are a great bachelor pad for any single man looking to hook up."

The housing group says that amounts to discrimination against families and women.

The Connor Group had argued that the ad did not state a preference, but only indicated that the apartment was ideal for single man.

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