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Case Name Selden v. Airbnb, Inc. FH-DC-0014
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-00933-CRC ( D.D.C. )
Additional Docket(s) 16-07139  [ 16-7139 ]
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Public Accomm./Contracting
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Race discrimination
Racial profiling
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Airbnb, Inc.
Plaintiff Description An African American man whose request for accommodations through Airbnb was rejected, because of his race, on his behalf and on behalf of all others similarly situated
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  The Origins of Fair Lending Litigation
Date: Dec. 4, 2008
By: Andrew Nash (Washington University in St. Louis Law Student)
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1:16-cv-00933-CRC (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0014-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/27/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
FH-DC-0014-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/17/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 6]
FH-DC-0014-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/20/2016
Memorandum Opinion [Granting Defendant's Motion to Compel Arbitration] (2016 WL 6476934) (D.D.C.)
FH-DC-0014-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 11/01/2016
Plaintiff Gregory Selden's Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award Pursuant to Section 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act [ECF# 43]
FH-DC-0014-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/09/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Cooper, Christopher Reid (D.D.C.) show/hide docs
FH-DC-0014-0004 | FH-DC-0014-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Emejuru, Ikechukwu (Maryland) show/hide docs
FH-DC-0014-0001 | FH-DC-0014-0003 | FH-DC-0014-0005 | FH-DC-0014-9000
Nyombi, Andrew (Maryland) show/hide docs
FH-DC-0014-0001 | FH-DC-0014-0005 | FH-DC-0014-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Kennedy, Ellen S. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Kisloff, Michelle A. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Marotta, Sean (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Welborn, Kaitlin (District of Columbia) show/hide docs

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