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Civil Rights Cases and Investigations Involving Servicemembers
and Veterans

Although this site provides information about statutes that specifically vindicate the rights of servicemembers and veterans, the Civil Rights Division has helped servicemembers and veterans through its enforcement of other statutes as well, some of which are listed below.

USERRA

Dale S. Brown v. Con-Freight, Inc., IL -- USERRA March 24, 2014

complaint     

United States v. State of Missouri National Guard, MO -- USERRA February 24, 2014

complaint     

Thomas M. Shea v. Iron Workers Pension Fund, MA -- USERRA October 29, 2013

complaint     

Curtis Kirk v. All Battery Sales and Service, WA -- USERRA October 28, 2013

complaint     consent decree

Lon M. Fluman v. Regal Contractors, LLC, DE -- USERRA August 14, 2013

complaint     

LaToya A. Hayward v. Cook County, IL -- USERRA April 17, 2013

complaint     

Michael Sipos and Gary Smith v. FlightSafety Services Corporation, CO -- USERRA March 4, 2013

complaint     consent decree

Mervin Jones v. Jerome County Sheriff's Office, ID -- USERRA January 7, 2013

complaint

William Pfunk v. Cohere Communications, NY -- USERRA December 19, 2012

complaint

Dwayne Coffer v. Warren County Board of Education, NC -- USERRA October 19, 2012

complaint     consent decree

Robert DeLee v. City of Plymouth, IN -- USERRA July 16, 2012

complaint     

Michael Russell v. Forsyth County Sheriff, NC -- USERRA June 7, 2012

complaint      press release      consent decree

Brian Bailey v. Home Depot, USA, Inc., AZ -- USERRA April 5, 2012

complaint     consent decree      press release

TenEyck LaTourrette v. United Airlines,Inc., CO -- USERRA March 13, 2012

complaint     consent decree

Paul Baetz v. City of Highland Park, MI -- USERRA February 13, 2012

complaint     consent decree     press release

Mark Greger v. Kohler Company, WI -- USERRA December 20, 2011

complaint     consent decree     

Jeffrey Rawson v. City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts -- USERRA November 9, 2011

complaint     consent decree     press release

Matthew King v. Lowe's -- USERRA November 3, 2011

complaint     consent decree     press release

United States v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, PA -- USERRA November 3, 2011

complaint     consent decree      press release

Michael Schutz v. City of Truman, Minnesota -- USERRA September 30, 2011

complaint     consent decree press release

Kyle Sharp v. ServiceMaster 24-Hour; Gregory Tuller -- USERRA September 22, 2011

complaint     consent decree     press release

David Axtell v. James J. Williams, Inc., -- USERRA June 30, 2011

complaint     consent decree     press release

Stephen Ralston v. South Bend Public Transportation -- USERRA May 25, 2011

complaint consent decree press release

Michael Doherty v. City of New York Police Department -- USERRA May 19, 2011

complaint

Robert Black v. City of New York Police Department -- USERRA May 19, 2011

complaint

Jonathon L. Goodwin v. Air Methods Corporation and LifeMed Alaska, LLC, -- USERRA April 7, 2011

complaint        press release      consent decree

Jon Fultz v. City of Winchester, Virginia -- USERRA March 25, 2011

complaint      press release      consent decree      press release

United States v. City of Brockton, Massachusetts -- USERRA December 16, 2010

complaint        press release

Joseph E. Janssens v. Portland General Electric -- USERRA December 15, 2010

complaint      consent decree

Miguel Orozco Garduno v. Titan Laboratories, Inc., -- USERRA November 22, 2010

complaint      consent decree      press release

David Goodman v. City of New York Police Department -- USERRA July 9, 2010

complaint      

United States v. Troy University -- USERRA May 11, 2010

complaint      press release      consent decree

Robert B. Robinson v. Milne Enterprise, Inc. -- USERRA April 27, 2010

complaint      consent decree      press release

Porotesano Faapouli v. County of Fresno -- USERRA March 3, 2010

complaint      consent decree      press release      press release (02/26/10)

Rocco Sylvester, Jr. v. Mort's Concrete, Inc.,. -- USERRA March 3, 2010

complaint       consent decree      press release

Michael J. Ellis v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company -- USERRA March 2, 2010 complaint       consent decree       press release

Eugene C. Burress v. MasTech Advanced Technologies -- USERRA February 23, 2010 complaint      consent decree      press release      press release (2/04/2010)

George Lawton v. Newark Public Schools -- USERRA December 2, 2009 complaint      press release      consent decree

King A. Gatten v. Knight Protective Service, Inc. -- USERRA November 5, 2009 complaint      consent decree      press release

Matthew T. Denning v. Stonescape Pavers, LLC -- USERRA October 30,, 2009 complaint      settlement agreement      press release

Mathew B. Jeffries v. Mike Norris & Assoicates, P.C. -- USERRA October 1, 2009

complaint       consent decree

Michael V. Crivello v. City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- USERRA July 9, 2009 complaint      press release      press release      consent decree      press release (1/19/2010)

United States v. State of Nevada -- USERRA June 15, 2009

complaint       settlement agreement

Paul F. Sutton v. City of Chesapeake -- USERRA May 22, 2009

complaint      press release

Jose A. Ortega v. Synapse Data and Telecomm, Inc. -- USERRA May 7, 2009

complaint      consent decree      press release

United States v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation -- USERRA May 5, 2009

complaint

Emilio Pennes v. New York City Department of Correction -- USERRA April 30, 2009

complaint

Frantz Julien v. Symphony Diagnostic Service, Inc. (d/b/a MobilexUSA -- USERRA March 20, 2009

complaint      consent decree

David D. Sweatt v. Americraft Carton, Inc. -- USERRA March 13, 2009
complaint      consent decree

David Eckhardt v. Stimson Lumber Company -- (March 4, 2009)
complaint       consent decree

Stephen Alasin v. Ecolab, Inc., -- (March 4, 2009) complaint      consent decree

Kevin J. Stenger v. Wagner Industrial Electric, Inc. (February 27, 2009) (USERRA)
complaint      press release        consent decree      press release -- (05/19/09)

Suzanne L. Halverson v. Grand Forks County, North Dakota (January 29, 2009) (USERRA)

complaint      consent decree      press release

James O. Alston v. Hawthorne Paint Company, Inc. (January 12, 2009) (USERRA)

complaint      consent decree      press release

Randall A. Slocum v. City of Iola, Kansas (December 31, 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      consent decree      press release

United States v. Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation USERRA December 30, 2008

complaint    consent decree press release press release

U.S. v. North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and Braswell, (November 14, 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      settlement agreement      press release

William Harbin v. LB&B Associates, Inc. (September 26, 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      settlement agreement

Rebecca Dean v. DaVita, Inc. (September 25, 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      consent decree

Frank Bonnin v. Smalltownpapers, Inc. (August 22, 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      consent decree      

Cynthia Y. Davis v. City of Marion, Alabama (S.D. Ala. July 25, 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      consent decree

Mary V. Williams v. Gibson County, Tennessee (W.D. TN May 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

U.S. v. New York State Department of Correctional Services (N.Y. April 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Sean K. Thornton v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (MD. Fla. 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Russell C. Hogan v. United Parcel Service (MD. Fla. 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      

Jerimiah Macintire v. Pan-O-Gold Baking Company (W.D. WI 2008) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Anthony D. Jackson v. Union County College (D. N.J. 2007) (USERRA)

complaint

Tracey Y. Marshall v. Hillsborough County and Clerk (M.D. Fla. 2007) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Jared N. Caldwell v. ACME Towing, Inc. (D. N.M. 2007) (USERRA)

complaint       decree

Bernard Woodruff v. DTI Associates, Inc. (E.D. Va. 2007) (USERRA)

complaint

Earl G. Brantner v. Total Logistic Control, Inc. (E.D. Ca. 2007) (USERRA)

complaint       decree

Brendon K. McKeage v. Town of Stewartstown (D. N.H. 2007)

complaint       decree

Samuel G. Ellias v. Don Scoggins d/b/a Five Star Janitorial Supply (W.D. La. 2007) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Stallings v. Marcum Electrical, Inc. (N.D. Ala. 2006) (USERRA)

settlement

Clark v. Securities Industry Association (D. D.C. 2006) (USERRA)

settlement

Kevin Bower v. Roadway Express, Inc. (D. Or. 2006) (USERRA)

complaint

Sean P. Donelan v. City of Highland Heights (E.D. Ky 2006) (USERRA)

complaint

Goodreau v. Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC (M.D. Tenn. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Lincoln v. First Express, Inc. (D. N.J. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint

McCullough v. Independence Fire Department (W.D. Mo. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

McLaughlin v. Newark Paperboard Products (W.D. Penn. 2006) (USERRA)

complaint      memorandum opinion and order

Ortiz v. International Ethical Laboratories, Inc. (D. P.R. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint

U.S. v. Indiana Department of Correction (S.D. Ind. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Veryzer v. Mills & Murphy Software Systems, Inc. (M.D. Fla. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint

Villalobos v. Gulfstream Academy of Aeronautics, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint

White v. S.O.G. Specialty Knives (W.D. Wash. 2005) (USERRA)

complaint      decree

Woodall, McMahon & Madison v. American Airlines (N.D. Tex. 2006) (USERRA)

complaint    memorandum opinion and order     final order


SCRA

SCRA questions and answers

United States v. Occoquan Forest Drive, LLC (E.D. Va.)
summary      complaint     memorandum opinion

United States v. Capital One, N.A. (E.D. Va.)
summary     complaint     consent order      press release (07/26/12)

United States v. Bank of America Corp., Citibank, NA, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ally Financial, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. (D.D.C.)
summary      complaint      consent judgment with Bank of America Corp.      exhibits

United States v. Bank of America Corp., Citibank, NA, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ally Financial, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. (D.D.C.)
summary      complaint      consent judgment with Citibank, NA      exhibits

United States v. Bank of America Corp., Citibank, NA, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ally Financial, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. (D.D.C.)
summary      complaint      consent judgment with JPMorgan Chase & Co.      exhibits

United States v. Bank of America Corp., Citibank, NA, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ally Financial, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. (D.D.C.)
summary      complaint      consent judgment with Ally Financial, Inc.      exhibits

United States v. Bank of America Corp., Citibank, NA, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Ally Financial, Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. (D.D.C.)
summary      complaint      consent judgment with Wells Fargo & Co.      exhibits

United States v. Empirian Property Management, Inc. (D. Neb.)
summary      complaint     consent order     press release (03/01/12)    

United States v. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. (N.D. Tex.)
summary      complaint     consent order     press release (05/26/11)    

United States v. United States v. BAC Home Loan Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP (C.D. Cal.)
summary      complaint     consent order     press release (05/26/11)    

Bank of America Corporation
summary      memorandum agreement     press release (05/26/11)    

Andre Gordon v. Pete’s Auto Service of Denbigh, Inc. (4th Cir. ) April 6, 2010
summary       brief for the United States as amicus curiae in support of plaintiff-appellant urging reversal (4/16/10)

supplemental brief for the United states as amicus curiae in support of plaintiff-appellant urging reversal (11/29/10)

United States v. Stone Legacy Corp., et al. (W.D. Wis. 2009)

summary     complaint     stipulation of settlement

United States v. Akhavan (E.D. Va. 2009)

summary     complaint    consent order     press release (09/24/09)

Homecomings Financial, LLC (2008)

summary      resolution letter    press release (12/15/08)

United States v. B.C. Enterprises ("Aristocrat") (E.D. Va.)

summary   consent order (5/2/12)   press release (5/1/12)   United States' supplement brief as appellee (4/7/11)   United States’ brief as appellee (6/25/10)    order on motion for judgment on the pleadings (3-11-10)    press release (12/10/08)     amended complaint (11/2/09)     Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment and Motion to Intervene (11/6/09)       order denying motion to dismiss ( 6/24/09)     


Fair Housing

United States v. Fox Point at Redstone Ass'n, Inc. (D. Utah) (Fair Housing Act)

summary       complaint       consent decree      press release (2/27/12)

U.S. v. Brosh (S.D. Ill. 2003) (Fair Housing Act)

summary       complaint       bench trial decision  (PDF version 578KB)       press release (12/1/03)

U.S. v. Maldonado d/b/a Midway Mobile Home Park (D. Kan. 2003) (Fair Housing Act)

summary       complaint       press release (2/13/02)       consent decree      press release (1/29/03)

 

Institutionalized Persons

Ft. Bayard Medical Center Investigation (D. N.M. 2006) (CRIPA)

summary

 

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voting

United States v. State of Vermont (D. Vt. 2012)

complaint      settlement agreement and stipulated order

United States v. The Territory of the Virgin Islands (D.V.I. 2012)

complaint      consent decree

United States v. Michigan (W.D. Mich. 2012)

complaint      stipulated order

United States v. Georgia (N.D. Ga. 2012)

complaint      order

United States v. California (E.D. Cal. 2012)

complaint      consent decree

United States v. Wisconsin (W.D. Wis. 2012)

complaint      consent decree

United States v. Alabama (M.D. Ala. 2012)

complaint      order     preliminary injunction     opinion

United States v. State of Illinois (N.D. Ill. 2010)

complaint      consent decree     supplemental consent decree

United States v. State of New York (N.D.N.Y. 2010)

complaint      consent decree     order

United States v. State of New Mexico (D.N.M. 2010)

complaint      consent decree     supplemental consent decree

United States v. Territory of Guam (D. Guam 2010)

complaint      order     stipulated supplement order

United States v. State of Wisconsin (W.D. Wis. 2010)

complaint      consent decree

United States v. Cunningham (Commonwealth of Virginia) (E.D. Va. 2008)

complaint in intervention      summary judgement     consent decree     press release (12/10/10)


Other Settlements Under The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act



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