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Temple Emanuel President Sues Apartment Building on Bias Charge

Alfred Bachrach, president of Temple Emanuel, and Mrs. Bachrach, filed suit in Supreme Court here yesterday for $320,000 in damages against the management of a cooperative Park Avenue apartment building, charging that they had been refused the right to buy an apartment in the building because they were Jewish. The Bachrachs asked for $250,000 in punitive damages and $70,000 in other damages they said they incurred for having to buy an apartment in another building.

The Jewish couple charged that they had made a $10,000 down payment on an apartment in the building at 1001 Park Avenue in April 1960 but later that year they were denied the right to pay the balance. The defendants denied the charges. A hearing is scheduled for next Thursday.