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1 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
Coding Complete
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]
2 National Fair Housing Alliance v. Carson
1:18-cv-01076-BAH (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/08/2018 - Closed 2019
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-DC-0018
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 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
Coding Complete
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]
4 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]
5 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]
6 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]
7 Open Communities Alliance v. Carson
1:17-cv-02192 (D.D.C.)
Filed 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 is based on a policy known as the Small Area Fair Market Rent (“FMR”) rule 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 voucher ... [view]
8 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]
9 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]
10 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
Summary not yet on record [view]
11 Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community, LLC
1:16-cv-07598 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 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 identifies 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]
12 Mobley v. Facebook (Onuoha v. Facebook)
5:16-cv-06440 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 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]
13 Oakland v. Wells Fargo
3:15-cv-04321-EMC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/21/2015 - Case Ongoing
Wells Fargo & Company
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CA-0028
Coding Complete
On September 21, 2015, the City of Oakland filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff sued Wells Fargo & Co and Wells Fargo Bank NA under the Fair Housing Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and California Government Code. The plaintiffs, represented by the Oakland ... [view]
14 Stokes v. Realpage
2:15-cv-01520 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 03/25/2015 - Case Ongoing
RealPage, Inc.
Criminal Justice (Other)
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
CJ-PA-0003
Coding Complete
On March 25, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a consumer class action on behalf of consumers nationwide who had been the subject of misleading and inaccurate background reports sold by the defendant, RealPage, Inc. to landlords. The plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from Community Legal Services, sued in the District Court for the Eastern District of ... [view]
15 Gonzales v. Katchen and Company
1:15-cv-00419-RBJ (D. Colo.)
Filed 03/03/2015 - Closed 2015
Helen Turk, George Turk
Katchen and Company
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CO-0002
Jefferson County
Coding Complete
On March 3, 2015, two women affected by various disabilities filed this lawsuit in the District Court of Colorado under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601. The plaintiffs sued Katchen and Company, a real estate management company. The plaintiffs, represented by legal services counsel, asked the court for a declaration that Katchen had ... [view]
16 City of Los Angeles v. JPMorgan Chase
2:14-cv-04168-ODW-RZ (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/30/2014 - Closed 2015
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CA-0015
Coding Complete
On May 30, 2014, the City of Los Angeles filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The City sued JP Morgan Chase Bank under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Fair Housing Act/Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA). The City sought damages, declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the bank's ... [view]
17 Voluntary compliance agreement between U.S., Latino Action Network, NAACP, Fair Share Housing Center, and New Jersey
NA (No Court)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs
State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-NJ-0005
Coding Complete
On April 3, 2013, a New Jersey advocacy organization aimed at advancing the interests of Latino communities filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, against the State of New Jersey. The complaint alleged that the State engaged in discriminatory housing ... [view]
18 Fortune Society v. Sandcastle Towers Housing Development Fund Corp.
1:14-cv-06410-VMS (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2019
Sarasota Gold LLC
Criminal Justice (Other)
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-NY-0023
Kings County
Coding Complete
The Fortune Society, a non-profit organization that provides temporary and permanent housing to hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals each year, tried to rent apartments at The Sand Castle, an apartment complex managed and owned by the Sandcastle Towers Housing Development Fund Corp. (the “Fund”). When the Fund learned that the Fortune ... [view]
19 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and United States v. National City Bank
2:13-cv-01817-CB (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 12/23/2013 - Closed 2017
National City Bank
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-PA-0005
Coding Complete
On December 23, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the United States Department of Justice, on behalf of approximately 76,000 African-American and Hispanic residential mortgage borrowers, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against National City Bank, alleging that it engaged in ... [view]
20 United States v. Ally Financial Inc. and Ally Bank
2:13-cv-15180-AJT-MAR (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 12/20/2013 - Closed 2017
Ally Financial Inc. and Ally Bank
Ally Financial Inc. and Ally Bank
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MI-0010
Coding Complete
On December 20, 2013, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and the United States Department of Justice filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against a bank, alleging that it engaged in discriminatory lending practices. The plaintiffs alleged that, as a result of the defendant's policies and practices, ... [view]
21 United States v. Fort Davis State Bank
4:13-cv-00077-RAJ (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 12/19/2013 - Closed
Fort Davis State Bank
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-TX-0009
Coding Complete
On December 19, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this suit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas against Fort Davis State Bank (FDSB), alleging violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1691-1691f (ECOA) ... [view]
22 City of Miami v. Bank of America Corp.
1:13-CV-24506 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 12/13/2013 - Case Ongoing
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America Corporation
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-FL-0007
Miami-Dade County
Coding Complete
On December 13, 2013, the City of Miami filed this lawsuit in the district court for the Southern District of Florida. The plaintiff sued Bank of America and Countrywide Financial under the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (FHA). The plaintiff city, represented by multiple private attorneys and the Miami City Attorney’s Office, sought injunctive relief ... [view]
23 Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities v. Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.
1:13-cv-02782-WJM-MEH (D. Colo.)
Filed 10/11/2013 - Closed 2014
Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.
Colorado Homeless Families, Inc.
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CO-0003
Jefferson County
Coding Complete
On October 11, 2013, the Center for Rights of Parents with Disabilities ("CRPD") filed this lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued Colorado Homeless Families under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Represented by private counsel, CRPD asked for declaratory, injunctive, ... [view]
24 United States v. Chevy Chase Bank, F.S.B.
1:13-cv-1214-AJT-JFA (E.D. Va.)
Filed 09/30/2013 - Closed 2015
Chevy Chase Bank
Chevy Chase Bank
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-VA-0005
Coding Complete
On September 30, 2013, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of 3,100 African American and Hispanic residential mortgage borrowers against a bank, alleging that it engaged in discriminatory lending practices. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ... [view]
25 United States v. Plaza Home Mortgage
3:13-cv-02327-H-RBB (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/26/2013 - Closed 2016
Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CA-0013
Coding Complete
On September 26, 2013, the United States of America filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of California against Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc., under the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The Department of Justice alleged that the defendant discriminated against African American and Hispanic borrowers in its residential mortgage ... [view]
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