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Lawyer must pay $75,000, remove lead in units to settle housing suit

A Boston-area property owner who had been accused of retaliatory practices against tenants with young children has settled the case and will pay $75,000 and remove lead from three rental units in Arlington. Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office announced the settlement with Keith L. Miller of Newton on Wednesday. The agreement was entered in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday. Miller, a legal malpractice lawyer in Boston, will pay the largest fair-housing settlement during Coakley’s tenure as attorney general, her office said. As part of the settlement, the outstanding discrimination and retaliation claims against Miller have been dismissed, according to the agreement.

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