FHCMD NEWS

$100K Settlement Announced

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A settlement of $100,000 in the matter of FHCMD v. Shelby Park Manor has been reached, reports Cooperating Attorney John A. Obee. After more than a year of testing, the Shelby Township property showed evidence of differences in treatment on the basis of race and familial status. FHCMD filed an action in Federal Court earlier this year.

FCHMD Case Spotlighted in News Media

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A FHCMD case successfully settled was spotlighted by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative news organization. ProPublica focuses exclusively on stories with “moral force” by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them. 

New Filing: Brooks v. Oakland University

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LaShae Brooks, a former student at Oakland University, has filed a federal court action against the university alleging familial status. Ms. Brooks matriculated at the university her first year, and later gave birth to her daughter. Upon returning to continue her education, she inquired as to campus housing and was informed that families were not allowed any longer.

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