Judith Ellen Levy and Linda Vivienne Parker Nominated to Federal Bench

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Judith Ellen Levy has been a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Michigan since 2000 and a veteran attorney for the last three years; she has also run the Civil Rights Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s office. Before that, she was a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for two years...

Settlement: Szelinski-D’Mariano v. Lake Village of Auburn Hills, LLC, et al.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Cooperating Attorney Steve Tomkowiak has informed FHCMD that he has obtained a settlement in Federal Court in the amount of $25,000 on behalf of Anja Szelinski-D’Mariano against the owners and management of Lake Village of Auburn Hills. Ms. Szelinski-D’Mariano, a 20- year Air Force veteran with service in the Gulf War, suffers from chronic knee and lower-back pain, which severely limits her ability to walk.

$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.

Margaret Brown Named Executive Director

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

At the request of the Board of Directors, Board Member Margaret L.M. Brown in April became the second executive director of the Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit. Clifford Schrupp, the executive director since the Center’s organization in 1977, retired suddenly due to illness.

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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