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  • In a significant victory in the fight for fair lending, we secured a major jury verdict against New York-based Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company for discriminatory mortgage lending. The June 2016 liability verdict was both the first case in which a jury held a bank accountable for lending practices that contributed to the country’s 2008 financial collapse, and the first reverse redlining case ever to be tried in federal court.

  • In 2013, in the first reverse redlining case filed against a for-profit school in the country for engaging in deceptive practices to encourage low-income African-American students to take out large federal student loans for an education that the school knew was inadequate, the firm obtained a $5 million settlement for a class of over 4,000 members. 

Current Cases

  • The firm represents the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and five individuals in this class action lawsuit against an Indianapolis realty company for operating a predatory and discriminatory rent-to-own scheme in the Indianapolis area. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Truth in Lending Act, and state law.

Notable Victories

MultiMedia

  • Equity: Predatory Lending, A Conversation with John Relman (Fairfax County Channel 16)
  • Saint-Jean v. Emigrant Mortgage Co.
  • Justice Will Prevail: Morgan v. RSHT
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