In this Fair Housing Act lawsuit against a Virginia landlord, which challenged a racially discriminatory policy of rejecting all applicants with criminal backgrounds, the defendant agreed to adopt a new policy to ensure equal access to its properties.
This lawsuit, brought under the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and state law, challenges the Dallas Housing Authority’s cancellation of project-based housing subsidies that would have permitted adults with disabilities to live in integrated homes in the community.
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.
Groundbreaking lawsuit challenging Santander Bank's poor record of mortgage lending in minority neighborhoods in Providence, Rhode Island.
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.
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
- Associated Press, 04.24.2018
- Privately run prisoner transport company kept detainee shackled for 18 days in human waste, lawsuit allegesWashington Post, 04.24.2018
- Richmond BizSense, 07.29.2013
- Richmond Times-Dispatch, 07.26.2013
- Richmond BizSense, 05.21.2013
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