In 2016, the firm secured a major jury verdict in a reverse redlining case against New York-based Emigrant Savings Bank and Emigrant Mortgage Company, holding Emigrant accountable for discriminatory mortgage lending practices targeting African-American and Hispanic homeowners in Brooklyn.
- Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Morgan Properties Management Company, LLC
The firm obtained the first federal court decision holding that a landlord can violate the Fair Housing Act by maintaining a policy of refusing to consider the reasonable accommodation requests of disabled tenants or prospective tenants who seek to alter their rent due dates to correspond with the receipt of their disability benefits, resulting in a settlement including a policy change and damages.
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.
Jury verdict of $1 million in favor of families evicted from housing complex in Pahokee Florida because landlord sought to remove all children from the complex.
Race discrimination case in which the court denied summary judgment and determined that franchisor may be held liable under a theory of apparent agency in Section 1981 public accommodations cases
S. Dane, T. Ramchandani, and A. Bellows, Discriminatory Maintenance of REO Properties as a Violation of the Federal Fair Housing Act, 17 CUNY L. Rev. 383 (2015).
Recent Development: In re African-American Slave Descendants Litigation, 42 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. (2007).
In the Media
- WBTW News 13, 02.14.2019
- #BikingWhileBlack: NAACP and Black Motorcyclists Sue Myrtle Beach, SC, for Discrimination During ‘Black Bike Week’The Root, 05.25.2018
- The Post and Courier, 02.27.2018
- The Nation, 07.15.2016
- New York Times, 06.27.2016
- Richmond BizSense, 07.29.2013
J.D., Harvard Law School
A.B., Brown University
- District of Columbia
- Hon. Algenon L. Marbley, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio