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Allergic tenant wins case over non-renewal (access required)

A Catch 22? Acts by the landlord proved her case

An Alexandria federal judge has awarded damages, including $100,000 in punitive damages, to a tenant in an Arlington high-rise whose lease was not renewed because of her persistent complaints about her allergies to smoke, mold and paint fumes. Plaintiffs Linda and Domenic Matarese sued Smith Property Holdings, the owner of Archstone Pentagon City in Arlington, ...