United States v. Vernon C. Morgan (D. Colo.)
On August 18, 2023, the United States entered into a settlement agreement to resolve its claims in United States v. Vernon Morgan (D. Colo.). The complaint, which was filed on January 23, 2023, alleged that the defendant discriminated on the basis of sex in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by sexually harassing the complainant when she rented housing in a building that he owned and managed and by retaliating against her by ordering her to move out after she objected to his advances. The settlement requires the defendant’s estate to pay $38,000 to the complainant. The case was referred to the Department after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a complaint, conducted an investigation, and issued a charge of discrimination.