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Justice Department Issues Policy Statement on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
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Justice Department Report on 10th Anniversary of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
Read the Press Release        Read the Report     (September 21, 2010)

Multi-Family Housing Access Forum

The Access Forum is intended to assist developers, architects and others understand the FHA's accessibility requirements, and to promote a dialogue between the developers of multi-family housing and persons with disabilities and their advocates. The Divisionís next Access Forum will be held on Tuesday morning, November 16, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Read more

Recent Headlines From the Courtroom

Georgia Realtors to Pay $60,000 to Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit
      United States v. Georgian Manor, et al. (N.D. Ga.)
      Proposed Consent Order       Press Release (11/10/10)

      United States v. Nieman, et al. (N.D. Iowa)
      Summary       Complaint      

Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Familial Status Discrimination in Elko, Nevada
      United States v. Lee Enterprises, Inc. Lee Publications, Inc., d/b/a Elko Daily Free Press (D. Nev.)
      Proposed Consent Decree       Press Release (11/9/10)

Polk County, Florida, Agrees to Pay $400,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
      United States v. Polk County, Florida (M.D. Fla.)
      Summary       Consent Decree       Press Release (10/25/10)

Justice Department Obtains $120,000 Settlement in Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Indiana Condominium Association
      United States v. Autumn Ridge Condominium Association, Inc., et al. (N.D. Ind.)
      Summary       Consent Decree       Press Release (10/22/10)

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Families with Children at Apartment Complex in Longview, Wash.
      United States v. Krause, et al. (W.D. Wash.)
      Complaint       Proposed Consent Order       Press Release (10/21/10)

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Resolves Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Developers and Architect of Manhattan Rental Complex
      United States v. CVP I, LLC, et al. (S.D.N.Y.)
      Summary       Consent Decree       Notice to Potential Victims      Press Release (10/19/10)

Justice Department Files Brief in Support of Continued Construction of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mosque
      Estes, et al. v. Rutherford County Regional Planning Commission, et al. (Chancery Court for Rutherford County, Tennessee)       Summary       Amicus Brief       Press Release (10/18/10)

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination at Royal Arms Apartment Complex in Ohio
United States v. Testa Family Enterprises Ltd., LLC (N.D. Ohio)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (10/13/10)

Court Finds Shreveport, La., Landlord Denied Housing on the Basis of Race
      United States v. Collier, et al. (W.D. La.)
     Summary      Memorandum Ruling      Judgment      Press Release (10/1/10)

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Royston, Ga., Public Housing Authority Regarding Race Discrimination in Housing Practices
     United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Royston (M.D. Ga.)
      Summary       Complaint       Consent Decree       Notice to Potential Victims       Press Release (9/27/10)

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Georgia-based Multi Family Housing Developer Alleging Discrimination
      United States v. Post Properties (D.D.C.)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (9/24/10)

U.S. Sues Bridgeport Couple and Their Realtors for Refusing to Sell Home to African-American Couple
      United States v. Sabbia, et al. (N.D. Ill.)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (9/20/10)

Justice Department Settles Allegations of Disability Discrimination Against City of Satsuma, Alabama
United States v. City of Satsuma, Alabama (S.D. Ala.)
      Summary       Consent Decree       Press Release (9/17/10)

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination Against the City of Walnut, California
      United States v. City of Walnut, California (C.D. Cal.)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (9/13/10)

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Eastman, Georgia, Public Housing Authority Regarding Race Discrimination in Housing Practices
     United States v. Housing Authority of the City of Eastman (S.D. Ga.)
     Summary      Complaint      Consent Decree       Press Release (9/7/10)

Justice Department Resolves Discrimination Case Against Flushing, N.Y., Restaurant That Ejected Patrons Because of Religion
     United States v. Lucky Joy Restaurant, Inc., and Xiao Rong Wu (in his personal capacity) (E.D.N.Y.)
      Summary       Complaint       Consent Judgment       Consent Judgment - Chinese       Press Release (8/12/10)

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-based Housing Discrimination at Louisville, Kentucky, Apartment Complex
      United States v. Cogan, et al. (W.D. Ky.)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (8/10/10)

Jury Awards $115,000 to Victims of Housing Discrimination
      United States v. Peterson, et al. (E.D. Mich.)
      Summary       Judgment for Plaintiff       Press Release (8/6/10)

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Dalton Township, Michigan
      United States v. Dalton Township, Michigan (W.D. Mich.)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (7/28/10)

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination at Apartment Complex in Renton, Washington
     United States v. Summerhill Place, LLC et al. (W.D. Wa.)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (7/16/10)

Justice Department Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Against Pasco County, Florida, Fairgrounds Owner
      United States v. Pasco County Fair Association (M.D. Fla.)
      Summary       Complaint       Consent Decree       Press Release (7/15/10)

Justice Department Resolves Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Housing Authority
      United States v. Fitchburg Housing Authority, et al. (D. Mass.)
      Summary       Consent Order       Press Release (7/6/10)

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination at Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michigan Apartment Complex
      United States v. Acme Investments, Inc., et al. (E.D. Mich.)
      Summary             Consent Order       Press Release (7/6/10)

Red Wing landlords charged with violating the Fair Housing Act
      United States v. Loki Properties (D. Minn.)
      Summary       Complaint       Press Release (6/25/10)

Bloomingdale, Georgia, Landlord to Pay $680,000 to Settle Housing Discrimination Lawsuit
      United States v. Morgan, et al. (S.D. Ga.)
      Summary       Consent Decree       Press Release (6/23/10)

Rockland County Village Agrees to Permit ‘Shabbos House’ to Resolve U.S. Civil Rights Suit
      United States v. Village of Suffern (S.D.N.Y.)
      Summary       Consent Decree       Press Release (6/17/10)

Justice Department Resolves Housing Discrimination Lawsuit with the City of Columbus, Indiana
      United States v. City of Columbus (S.D. Ind.)
      Summary       Consent Decree       Press Release (6/15/10)

 

 

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