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1 Massachusetts Fair Housing Center v. HUD
3:20-cv-11765-MGM (D. Mass.)
Filed 09/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MA-0007
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2020, the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (“MFHC”) and Housing Works, Inc. (“Housing Works”) filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) and the Secretary of HUD (“Secretary”) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued the ... [view]
2 Texas Civil Rights Project v. Wolf
1:20-cv-02035 (D.D.C.)
Filed 07/24/2020 - Closed 2020
Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf
DHS
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0083
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed on July 24, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The suit was brought by the Texas Civil Rights Project as next friend for one hundred unaccompanied migrant children who had been arrested by Customs and Border Protection. The plaintiffs were represented by attorneys from the American Civil Liberties ... [view]
3 Waddell v. Taylor
3:20-cv-00340-TSL-RHW (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MS-0011
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 6,000 incarcerated individuals to challenge the inadequate response to the COVID-19 outbreak at Mississippi's two largest prisons, alleging that the Mississippi Department of Corrections' response to the pandemic violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ... [view]
4 Martinez v. Donahue
7:20-cv-00062 (M.D. Ga.)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Closed 2020
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-GA-0016
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action brought by immigration detainees in Georgia with underlying medical conditions that made them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. The detainees alleged that their continued detention was unconstitutional and requested release. The court denied a TRO on April 10, and denied a preliminary injunction on June ... [view]
5 Jennings v. Wolf
3:20-cv-00148-MEM (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Pennsylvania
Mental Health (Facility)
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-PA-0022
Coding Complete
This case, filed January 29, 2020, objected to the closure of two Pennsylvania intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) (the Polk Center and the White Haven Center) and the rights of the individuals residing in those facilities. It is what some describe as a "reverse-Olmstead" lawsuit. (See Olmstead v ... [view]
6 Costa v. Bazron
1:19-cv-03185 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/23/2019 - Case Ongoing
Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-DC-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an ongoing case to secure sanitary water in a psychiatric hospital in which the plaintiffs filed additional motions for temporary restraining orders in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, requesting release and mitigation measures including: adequate mental health care, social distancing, and hygiene products. The court ... [view]
7 The Downtown Soup Kitchen v. Municipality of Anchorage
3:18-cv-00190 (D. Alaska)
Filed 08/15/2018 - Case Ongoing
Municipality of Anchorage
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-AK-0001
Anchorage municipality
Coding Complete
A faith-based women’s shelter in Anchorage filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska. The shelter, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, sued the Municipality of Anchorage and the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission for violating the organization’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. It alleged ... [view]
8 Jones et al. v. City of Faribault
0:18-cv-01643 (D. Minn.)
Filed 06/13/2018 - Case Ongoing
Faribault
Criminal Justice (Other)
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MN-0002
City of Faribault
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On June 13, 2018, a resettlement non-profit for the Somali community and six Black apartment–renters and –seekers in Faribault, Minnesota, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The plaintiffs sued the City of Faribault under the Fair Housing Act and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. The plaintiffs, represented by the ... [view]
9 United States v. New York City Housing Authority
1:18-cv-05213-WHP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/11/2018 - Case Ongoing
New York City Housing Authority
New York City Housing Authority
Public Housing
PH-NY-0005
New York County
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On June 11, 2018, the U.S. Government filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff sued the New York City Housing Authority ("NYCHA") under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437d(j)(3)), the federal Anti-Fraud Injunction Act (18 U.S.C. § 1345), and the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 ... [view]
10 National Fair Housing Alliance v. Carson
1:18-cv-01076-BAH (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/08/2018 - Closed
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-DC-0018
District of Columbia County
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On May 8, 2018, National Fair Housing Alliance, Texas Low Income Housing Information Services, and Texas Appleseed filed this lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs were represented by the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the American ... [view]
11 National Fair Housing Alliance et al. v. Facebook
1:18-cv-02689 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/27/2018 - Case Ongoing
Facebook Inc.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-NY-0004
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On March 27, 2018, four nonprofit fair housing organizations filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs sued Facebook under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3613; two of the plaintiffs also sued under the New York City Human Rights Law. Represented by private and in-house counsel, the ... [view]
12 Riddick v. Facebook
3:18-cv-04529 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Facebook Inc.
Public Accomm./Contracting
PA-CA-0004
Coding Complete
Riddick v. Facebook is a lawsuit brought to hold Facebook accountable for discriminatory advertising practices relating to users’ personal characteristics such as sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, citizenship, primary language, immigration status, and age. Facebook’s discriminatory practices violate ... [view]
13 Anderson v. Lake
5:17-cv-01236-HE (W.D. Okla.)
Filed 11/17/2017 - Closed 2018
Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OK-0004
Coding Complete
On November 17, 2017, six people with physical and/or intellectual impairments that relied on ADvantage waivers and/or In-Home Supports waivers to receive health services at their homes, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District for the Western District of Oklahoma. The plaintiffs sued Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) and ... [view]
14 Open Communities Alliance v. Carson
1:17-cv-02192 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/23/2017 - Closed 2018
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-DC-0015
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
The background to this case concerns a policy known as the Small Area Fair Market Rent (“FMR”) rule that was set to go into effect on January 1, 2018, after years of advocacy, research, and public debate. The rule required the public housing agencies (PHAs) that administered the Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly Section 8) to set ... [view]
15 Eidler v. Brookdale Senior Living
4:17-cv-03962 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/13/2017 - Case Ongoing
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Nursing Home Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
NH-CA-0003
Coding Complete
On July 13, 2017, elderly and dependent residents with physical or cognitive impairments who lived in assisted living facilities, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") and state law against the corporation that owned the facilities. The ... [view]
16 Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. City of LaGrange
3:17-cv-00067-TCB (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 05/18/2017 - Case Ongoing
City of LaGrange
City of LaGrange
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-GA-0009
Troup County
Coding Complete
On May 18, 2017, the Georgia State Conference of the Georgia NAACP, the Troup County Chapter of the NAACP, Project South, and a small number of named and unnamed plaintiffs filed this lawsuit against the City of LaGrange, Georgia in the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs sued the city on one federal claim – violation of the Fair ... [view]
17 Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council v. City of Maplewood
4:17-cv-00886-PLC (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 03/13/2017 - Closed 2018
City of Maplewood, Missouri
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MO-0006
Maplewood
Coding Complete
On March 13, 2017, the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council ("EHOC") filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri. The plaintiff sued the City of Maplewood, Missouri, under the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq. and Missouri Human Rights Act ("MHRA"), Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 213.0 ... [view]
18 Watlington v. City of McCrory
2:17-cv-00002-DPM (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 01/05/2017 - Closed 2017
City of McCrory
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-AR-0001
Coding Complete
On January 5, 2017, two residents of the City of McCrory that were living in a trailer worth approximately $1500, filed a putative class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Plaintiffs, represented by Equal Justice Under Law and private counsel, sued the City of McCrory and its Police Chief ... [view]
19 Mobley v. Facebook (Onuoha v. Facebook)
5:16-cv-06440 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 11/03/2016 - Case Ongoing
Facebook, Inc.
Facebook, Inc.
Equal Employment
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Public Accomm./Contracting
FH-CA-0026
San Mateo County
Coding Complete
Onuoha v. Facebook (also known as Mobley v. Facebook) was filed on behalf of people of color challenging race and national origin discrimination in employment, housing, and credit ads on Facebook. After a ProPublica article highlighted that Facebook ... [view]
20 Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community, LLC
1:16-cv-07598 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 07/27/2016 - Closed 2019
Glen St. Andrew Living Community
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-IL-0019
Coding Complete
On July 27th, 2016, a 68-year-old woman who identified as lesbian brought a civil right action under the Fair Housing Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act. The action was brought in the Northern District Court of Illinois. The plaintiff sought declaratory, injunctive, and compensatory and punitive damages against Defendants Glen St. Andrew Living ... [view]
21 Washington v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
1:16-cv-03948-CBA-SMG (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/15/2016 - Closed 2019
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-NY-0026
Coding Complete
On July 15, 2016, four African-American New York City homeowners filed this class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The plaintiffs sued the United States Department of Housing and Development (“HUD”) and Caliber Home Loans, Inc. under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., the ... [view]
22 Morningside Community Organization v. Sabree
16-008807-CH (State Court)
Filed 07/13/2016 - Closed 2018
Wayne County
Wayne County Treasurer
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MI-0012
Wayne County
Coding Complete
On July 13, 2016, several Detroit homeowners and a coalition of neighborhood associations from throughout the city filed this class-action lawsuit against the Wayne County Treasurer alleging Fair Housing Act (FHA) and due process violations. The plaintiffs alleged that homeowners in Detroit were being charged unlawfully assessed taxes because the ... [view]
23 SDNY's ADA Investigation of the NYC Department of Correction
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 07/06/2016 - Case Ongoing
New York Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-NY-0065
New York
Coding Complete
On July 6, 2016, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sent a report to the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) detailing their investigation into the DOC’s compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. A prior investigation in 2004 had led to a Voluntary Compliance Agreement and the ... [view]
24 Selden v. Airbnb, Inc.
1:16-cv-00933-CRC (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/17/2016 - Case Ongoing
Airbnb, Inc.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Public Accomm./Contracting
FH-DC-0014
Coding Complete
On May 17, 2016, an African American man whose request for accommodations through Airbnb was rejected because of his race, brought this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He sued Airbnb under Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981, alleging that he, and all others similarly ... [view]
25 Lambert v. Alexander County Housing Authority
3:16-cv-513 (S.D. Ill.)
Filed 05/10/2016 - Closed 2017
Alexander County Housing Authority
Alexander County Housing Authority
Public Housing
PH-IL-0002
Alexander County
Coding Complete
On May 10, 2016, this class-action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of over 1,000 current and former residents of Alexander County Housing Authority (ACHA) to remedy allegations of rampant discrimination based on race and family status as well as rent overcharges and a failure to maintain ... [view]
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