Challenge to housing authority’s alleged failure to make project-based voucher program equally available to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Ongoing class action challenge brought by Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and five individuals against local rent-to-own company alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Truth in Lending Act, and state law for operation of a predatory and discriminatory rent-to-own housing program in Indianapolis area.
Groundbreaking lawsuit challenging Santander Bank's poor record of mortgage lending in minority neighborhoods in Providence, Rhode Island.
First reverse redlining case filed against a for-profit school in the country, alleging that it used a variety of deceptive practices to encourage students to take out large federal student loans for an education that the school knew was inadequate, while targetting African Americans and residents of low-income neighborhoods for enrollment. The final settlement required the school to pay $5 million to to a class of over 4,000 members.
First Amendment and race discrimination case challenging county government’s dismissal of three doctors who were outspoken opponents of budget cuts that impacted a public hospital that serves a predominantly African-American population on the south side of Chicago.
J. Relman, G. Schlactus, and S. Goel, "Creating and Protecting Pro-Integration Programs Under the Fair Housing Act," in The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities (2009).
In the Media
- Privately run prisoner transport company kept detainee shackled for 18 days in human waste, lawsuit allegesWashington Post, 04.24.2018
- Associated Press, 04.24.2018
- Richmond BizSense, 07.29.2013
- Richmond Times-Dispatch, 07.26.2013
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude
B.A., Georgetown University
District of Columbia
- Hon. Patricia M. Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit