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Relman, Dane & Colfax
From the firm website: Relman, Dane & Colfax is a civil rights law firm based in Washington, D.C., with additional offices in Ohio and New Mexico. They litigate civil rights cases in the areas of housing, lending, employment, public accommodations, education, and police accountability. Their national practice includes individual and class action lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who have suffered discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, national origin, color, religion, sex, disability, age, familial status, source of income, and sexual orientation.
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1 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
Coding Complete
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]
2 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]
3 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]
4 W. v. Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 Board of Education
2:16-cv-00943 (E.D. Wis.)
Filed 07/19/2016 - Case Ongoing
Kenosha Unified School District No. 1
Education
ED-WI-0002
Kenosha County
Coding Complete
The plaintiff in this case was a 16-year-old rising senior at the George Nelson Temper High School (Temper), which is part of the Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 (KUSD), in Wisconsin. Plaintiff, who was assigned female on his birth certificate but whose gender identity is male, suffers from gender dysphoria, a ... [view]
5 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]
6 Independent Living Center v. City of Los Angeles
2:12-cv-00551-FMO-PJW (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 01/13/2012 - Case Ongoing
City of Los Angeles
Community Redevelopment Agency
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-CA-0025
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
On January 13, 2012, three non-profit organizations that advocate for independent living for individuals with disabilities filed this civil rights lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued the City of Los Angeles, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles ("CRA"), ... [view]
7 Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v. Governor of Alabama
5:11-cv-02484-SLB (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 07/08/2011 - Closed 2013
State Superintendent of Education
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-AL-0006
Coding Complete
On July 8, 2011, a group of non-profit organizations and individual plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, under 42 U.S.C. §1983, against the governor of Alabama and several other state and county officials. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest attorneys from the ACLU, ... [view]
8 National Fair Housing Alliance v. HHHunt Corporation
7:11-cv-00131-JCT (W.D. Va.)
Filed 03/17/2011 - Closed
HH Hunt Corporation
HH Hunt Corporation
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-VA-0004
Coding Complete
On March 17, 2011, the National Fair Housing Alliance and Paralyzed Veterans of America filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., against Virginia-based real estate development company HHHunt Corporation, and a multitude of affiliated designers, ... [view]
9 Fair Housing Center of Washtenaw County and United States v. Acme Investments, Inc.
2:09-cv-12815-SFC-MKM (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2013
Acme Investments, Inc.
Acme Investments, Inc.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MI-0007
Troy
Coding Complete
This case consolidated two separate fair housing lawsuits, which were then settled together. The Fair Housing Center of Washtenaw County, Inc. (also known as the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan), filed the first action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The suit, filed July 16, 2009, alleged that Acme ... [view]
10 City of Memphis v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
2:09-cv-02857-STA-cgc (W.D. Tenn.)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2017
Wells Fargo Bank
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-TN-0002
Coding Complete
On April 7, 2010, the City of Memphis filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Western Division under Tennessee state law and the Fair Housing Act against Wells Fargo Bank. The Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, asked the court for injunctive, monetary, and declaratory relief, claiming that ... [view]
11 City of Baltimore v. Wells Fargo
1:08-cv-00062 (D. Md.)
Filed 01/08/2008 - Closed 2012
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-MD-0001
Baltimore County
Coding Complete
On January 8, 2008, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore ("the City") filed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Financial Leasing("Wells Fargo") under the Fair Housing Act ("FHA"), in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division. The plaintiffs, alleging that Wells Fargo had engaged in predatory and ... [view]
12 In re Black Farmers' Discrimination Litigation
08-mc-0511 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2008 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
Public Benefits / Government Services
FH-DC-0007
Coding Complete
On April 14, 1999, a consent decree was approved in Pigford v. Glickman (FH-DC-0006 in this Clearinghouse; see "related cases", below), involving a class of thousands of African American farmers who had sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture over racially discriminatory farm loan denials. 185 F.R.D. 82 (D.D.C. 1999). In the settlement, two ... [view]
13 National Community Reinvestment Coalition v. Novastar Financial
1:07-cv-00861 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/09/2007 - Closed 2009
NovaStar, Inc.
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-DC-0008
Coding Complete
On May 9, 2007, represented by the civil rights firm Relman, Dane & Colfax, Plaintiff brought this action against NovaStar, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiff is a national non-profit organization with the mission and purpose of increasing fair and equal access to credit, capital, and banking services and ... [view]
14 Lowrey v. Beztak
06-13408 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 07/27/2006 - Closed 2009
Beztak Properties
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-MI-0004
Canton
Coding Complete
An individual who uses a wheelchair and his mother filed this Fair Housing suit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on July 27, 2006. The plaintiff had moved into a ground floor unit in a development known as the Uptown Apartments, part of a "new urbanism" complex that includes about 300 apartments, a pool, ... [view]
15 U.S. ex rel. Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York, Inc. v. Westchester Co.
1:06-cv-02860-DLC (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/12/2006 - Closed
Westchester County
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-NY-0012
Westchester County
Coding Complete
On April 12, 2006, the Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York ("ADC") filed this lawsuit under the False Claims Act against Westchester County in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. In False Claims Act cases, sometimes called "qui tam" actions, the private instigator of the case is called the "relator"; the ... [view]
16 State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons With Disabilities v. Connecticut
3:06-cv-00179 (D. Conn.)
Filed 02/06/2006 - Closed 2019
State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CT-0003
Hartford County
Coding Complete
On February 6, 2006 an independent state agency charged with advocating for disabled persons, along with several mentally disabled persons residing in nursing facilities, filed this lawsuit against the State of Connecticut, its Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, its Department of Public Health, and its Department of Social ... [view]
17 EEOC v. WORTHINGTON, MOORE, & JACOBS
1:04-CV-3127 (D. Md.)
Filed 09/30/2004 - Closed 2011
Worthington, Moore & Jacobs, Inc.
Equal Employment
EE-MD-0128
Ellicott City, Maryland
Coding Complete
In September 2004, the EEOC's Baltimore Office filed suit against Worthington, Moore, & Jacobs, a collection agency operating out of Ellicott City, Maryland. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, alleged that the company president sexually harassed a number of ... [view]
18 Moore v. Chertoff
1:00-cv-00953-RWR-DAR (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/03/2000 - Case Ongoing
United States Secret Service
Equal Employment
EE-DC-0043
Coding Complete
On May 3, 2000, ten black current and former special agents of the United States Secret Service filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and 42 U.S.C. § 1981a (the Civil Rights Act of 1991) against the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of ... [view]
19 Hargraves v. Capital City Mortgage Corporation
1:98-cv-01021-GK (D.D.C.)
Filed 1998 - Closed 2003
Capital City Mortgage Corporation
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-DC-0003
Coding Complete
The plaintiffs, a church, its pastor and several of its members and trustees, and a housing non-profit filed suit against a mortgage lender on April 24, 1998, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), 42 U.S.C. 3601-3619, ... [view]
20 Walton v. Centrust Mortgage
3:91-cv-07317-4725 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 06/03/1991 - Closed 1992
Centrust Mortgage Corporation
Fair Housing/Lending/Insurance
FH-OH-0013
Coding Complete
On June 3, 1991, an African-American couple and the Toledo Fair Housing Center filed this suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq., against Centrust Mortgage Corporation. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that Centrust engaged in ... [view]
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