Litigation Updates

RACE DISCRIMINATION: The Justice Department obtained a settlement of $21,000,000 against SunTrust Mortgage

Friday, 02 August 2013

RACE DISCRIMINATION: The Justice Department obtained a settlement of $21,000,000 against SunTrust Mortgage to settle claims of lending discrimination against African American applicants. No.3:12-cv-397 (E.D. Va. May 12, 2012)(consent order filed).

FAMIIAL STATUS: A federal jury awarded over $1,000,400 in Whyte v. Alston Management Co.

Friday, 02 August 2013

FAMIIAL STATUS: A federal jury awarded over $1,000,400 in Whyte v. Alston Management Co., arising in Pahokee, Florida. The defendants attempted to force families with children from an apartment complex and turn it into homes for convicted sex offenders. The Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches investigated the matter and referred the matter to the law firm of Relman, Dane & Colfax. Of that award, over $600,000 was awarded to 13 family members wrongfully evicted by the defendants and over $46,000 to the local fair housing center.

FHCMD v. Shelby Park Manor

Friday, 02 August 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...

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assists in Reaching Settlement in a Mortgage Discrimination Case

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit (FHCMD) Cooperating Attorney, Steve Tomkowiak, has informed FHCMD that the U.S. Department of Housing...

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