New Filing: Brooks v. Oakland University

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. After filing an administrative complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, during which time the university refused to settle and the matter was referred to FHCMD. Testing evidence confirmed the policy regarding familial status violations and the matter was referred to cooperating attorney Regina Meo. Suit was filed in federal court and the matter is pending before the Hon. Lawrence Zatkoff.