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United States v. Goitia (S.D. Iowa)


On May 23, 2022, the court entered a consent order in United States v. Goitia, et al, 3:20-cv-56 (S.D. Iowa).  The complaint, originally filed on June 29, 2020 and amended on November 6, 2020, alleged that the defendants, owners and property managers of several rental housing properties in Davenport, Iowa, engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination on the basis of sex.  Specifically, the complaint alleged that, since at least 2010, owner/manager Juan Goitia sexually harassed numerous female tenants.  The consent order requires the defendants to pay $135,000 in monetary damages, pay a civil penalty, and, among other injunctive relief, hire an independent manager to manage any rental properties that defendants own or manage.

Press Release (5/23/2022)
Press Release (6/29/20)


Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Goitia (S.D. Iowa)
Civil Rights
  • 3:20-cv-00056-JAJ-HCA
  • Fair Housing Act
  • FHA
  • Davenport
  • multiple residential; rental properties; Bridge Cooperative; dwellings
  • sex
  • female
  • discrimination
  • sexual harassment
  • petition for relief
Industry Code(s)
  • None
Updated August 19, 2022