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2005

9/30/05  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OBTAINS OVER $1 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN MAJOR DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION SUIT INVOLVING 49 APARTMENT COMPLEXES IN SEVEN STATES

9/14/05  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST SPPOKANE, WASHINGTON DEVELOPER AND ARCHITECTURAL FIRM

7/13/05  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST NEVADA DEVELOPERS, ARCHITECTS, AND ENGINEERS

7/5/05  TWO MEN SENTENCED FOR CRIMINAL INTERFERENCE WITH HOUSING RIGHTS

3/31/05  CHALMETTE-BASED PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGERS TO PAY $100,000 IN CIVIL PENALTIES AS PART OF SETTLEMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

3/18/05  MEMPHIS BUILDERS AND DESIGNERS TO RETROFIT APARTMENTS AND PAY $300,000 TO SETTLE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAWSUIT ALLEGING DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

3/14/05  TWO MEN CONVICTED FOR CRIMINAL INTERFERENCE WITH HOUSING RIGHTS

3/7/05  HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE SETTLED AGAINST DEVELOPERS OF BOISE, IDAHO APARTMENT COMPLEX

3/7/05  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST IDAHO DEVELOPERS, ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS

2/8/05  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES $800,000 SETTLEMENT WITH NORTH CAROLINA DEVELOPER FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

2004

12/22/04  FORMER OWNER AND MANAGER OF SAN ANTONIO RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PAY $420,000 TO SETTLE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT  

12/22/04  MAUI TO PAY $700,000 TO SETTLE RELIGIOUS ZONING DISCRIMINATION CASE

12/2/04  ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA LANDLORD PAYS $425,000 TO SETTLE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE

11/17/04  FEDERAL HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST CITY OF JANESVILLE, IOWA

11/18/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES ITS FIRST LAWSUIT IN DELAWARE ALLEGING DISABILITY-BASED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

9/29/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BALTIMORE CITY      

9/29/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES ITS LARGEST LAWSUIT ALLEGING DISABILITY-BASED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

9/14/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH CHICAGO APARTMENT OWNER FOR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

9/7/04  CHICAGO AREA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION PAYS $83,500 TO SETTLE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT      

8/26/04  LAS VEGAS DEVELOPER PAYS $150,000 TO SETTLE FAIR HOUSING LAWSUIT WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

8/17/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LAWSUIT ALLEGING DISABILITY-BASED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN CARTERET, NEW JERSEY

7/13/04  CHICAGO BANK CHARGED WITH DISCRIMINATORY "REDLINING" LENDING

6/22/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES LAWSUIT ALLEGING DISABILITY-BASED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN WILTON, NEW YORK

6/17/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES ALBUQUERQUE GROUP HOME OPERATOR FOR DISABILITY AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

6/15/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION SUIT WITH JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

5/21/04  NEVADA OWNER, DEVELOPER, AND ARCHITECT PAY $718,000 TO SETTLE FAIR HOUSING LAWSUIT

5/19/04  DETROIT BANK CHARGED WITH DISCRIMINATORY "REDLINING" LENDING

5/13/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OBTAINS RECORD $ 1.1 MILLION VERDICT IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST LANDLORD IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI  

5/13/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGES CHICAGO AREA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION WITH DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

5/10/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES CHICAGO APARTMENT OWNERS FOR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

5/4/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH NEW JERSEY AREA APARTMENT COMPLEX FOR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH CHILDREN

5/3/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES RACE DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST CRACKER BARREL RESTAURANT CHAIN

4/30/04  MEMPHIS AREA APARTMENT COMPLEXES FOUND TO VIOLATE FEDERAL ACCESSIBILITY LAW

4/19/04  LANDLORD PAYS $100,000 TO SETTLE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HOUSING BIAS AND SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

4/15/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES LOUISIANA APARTMENT OWNERS FOR ENGAGING IN RACE DISCRIMINATION

3/18/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT OF DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST FLORIDA ENVOY APARTMENTS

3/10/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT OF FAIR HOUSING LAWSUIT AGAINST THE BOROUGH OF BOUND BROOK, NEW JERSEY

3/9/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT IN CONCAN, TEXAS PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION CASE

2/13/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES ROCHESTER, NEW YORK HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

2/9/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE IN NEVADA

2/5/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO HOUSING BIAS LAWSUIT

1/5/04  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES FAVORABLE DECISION IN HAWAII RELIGIOUS LAND USE CASE      


2003

12/30/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT OF FAIR HOUSING LITIGATION AGAINST INTERNET WEBSITE

12/1/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES FAVORABLE DECISION IN SUIT REGARDING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MILITARY FAMILY

11/19/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT IN WEST VIRGINIA RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CASE

11/4/03   JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IN FLORIDA HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE

10/9/03  DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SETTLES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST DEVELOPERS OF FIVE APARTMENT COMPLEXES IN IDAHO

6/4/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH POOLER, GEORGIA REGARDING ALLEGED FAIR HOUSING ACT VIOLATIONS

2/11/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH NORTH CAROLINA ARCHITECTURAL FIRM REGARDING ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF FAIR HOUSING ACT      

1/29/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST KANSAS MOBILE HOME PARK OWNERS

1/20/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES FORT LAUDERDALE APARTMENT OWNER FOR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

1/7/03  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH DEVELOPER, ARCHITECT AND CIVIL ENGINEER OF OLATHE, KANSAS APARTMENT COMPLEXES


2002

12/31/02 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES SCHOOL DESEGREGATION LAWSUIT IN YONKERS, NEW YORK

12/30/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH MID AMERICA BANK REGARDING ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION IN LENDING

12/16/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES RACE DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF MT. PLEASANT, TENNESSEE AND SOUTH CENTRAL TENNESSEE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

12/12/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST LAS VEGAS APARTMENT COMPLEX OWNER REGARDING ALLEGED FAIR HOUSING ACT VIOLATIONS

11/7/02 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS OF APARTMENT COMPLEX IN HENDERSON, NEVADA FOR VIOLATIONS OF FAIR HOUSING ACT

11/5/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH OWNER AND MANAGER OF MOBILE HOME PARK ON ALLEGATIONS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

10/21/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA REGARDING ALLEGED CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

10/21/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES CITY OF PAYETTE, IDAHO FOR ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST GROUP HOME FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

10/17/02  CHICAGO RETIREMENT COMMUNITY PAYS $220,000 TO SETTLE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT

10/9/02 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES AGREEMENT WITH GEORGIA DEVELOPER TO MAKE SITES ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

9/20/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES ALBUQUERQUE APARTMENT OWNER AND MANAGERS FOR RACE AND FAMILIAL STATUS DISCRIMINATION

9/18/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES SAN FRANCISCO HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR TOLERATING RACIAL AND ETHNIC HARASSMENT IN PUBLIC HOUSING   

9/17/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES CITY OF AGAWAM AND BOARD OF APPEALS FOR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK AND HISPANIC FARM WORKERS

8/27/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES FLORIDA APARTMENT OWNER & MANAGERS FOR ENGAGING IN RACE AND FAMILIAL STATUS DISCRIMINATION

8/15/02  MARRIOTT TO PAY $115,000 AND ISSUE APOLOGY TO RESOLVE COMPLAINT OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ARAB AMERICANS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 IN DES MOINES, IOWA

8/1/02  RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA LANDLORDS PAY $390,000 TO SETTLE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HOUSING BIAS LAWSUIT

7/30/02 LAS VEGAS DEVELOPER PAYS $390,000 TO SETTLE FAIR HOUSING LAWSUIT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

7/30/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES KANSAS CITY LANDLORDS FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

7/29/02 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT WITH IDAHO LANDLORDS

7/8/02 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LENDING DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST FIDELITY FEDERAL BANK

6/10/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES CITY OF BLAKELY AND HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS

6/5/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES ATLANTA-AREA APARTMENT OWNER AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR ENGAGING IN RACE DISCRIMINATION

5/23/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH MISSISSIPPI LANDLORDS FOR HOUSING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICANS

5/14/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION CASE WITH ILLINOIS DEVELOPER, ARCHITECT, AND MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY FOR $185,000

5/13/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES RACE DISCRIMINATION CLAIM AGAINST DECATUR, ALABAMA NIGHTCLUB

5/2/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES CHICAGO AREA FAIR HOUSING LAWSUIT FOR $423,000

4/15/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES SECOND LAWSUIT ALLEGING DISABILITY-BASED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN OLATHE, KANSAS

4/8/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST MOBILE, ALABAMA APARTMENT OWNER

4/4/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES RACE DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT AGAINST SELMA COMFORT INN

3/28/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OBTAINS $450,000 VERDICT IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE AGAINST MISSISSIPPI LANDLORD

3/8/02  DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FILES CONSENT DECREE RESOLVING DISCRIMINATION CASE WITH WICHITA, KANSAS NIGHTCLUB OWNERS

2/27/02  LAS VEGAS DEVELOPER PAYS $350,000 TO SETTLE FAIR HOUSING LAWSUIT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

2/13/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES OWNERS AND MANAGER OF JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS MOBILE HOME PARK FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT     

1/16/02  IDAHO DEVELOPER TO BUILD SIXTEEN NEW APARTMENT UNITS AND PAY $42,000 TO SETTLE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

1/7/02  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LAWSUIT AGAINST LOUISIANA GREEN MEADOW APARTMENTS


2001

11/29/01  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES LINCOLN, NEBRASKA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY FOR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

11/13/01  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGES THE CITY OF POOLER, GEORGIA WITH RACIAL DISCRIMINATION FOR BLOCKING DEVELOPMENT OF LOW INCOME HOUSING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

9/27/01  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LAWSUIT AGAINST BEST WESTERN SCENIC MOTOR INN

9/27/01  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LAWSUIT AGAINST ARKANSAS LAKEWOOD HOUSE APARTMENTS

6/1/01  CITY OF MILWAUKEE SETTLES FAIR HOUSING ACT LAWSUIT

1/19/01  NORTH CAROLINA DEVELOPER AND ARCHITECT SETTLE HOUSING LAWSUIT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

1/18/01  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ARKANSAS BEST WESTERN SCENIC MOTOR INN     

1/9/01  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES CHICAGO DEVELOPERS FOR BUILDING COMPLEX NOT ACCESSIBLE TO RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES  

1/8/01  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LENDING DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST ASSOCIATES NATIONAL BANK


2000

12/13/00  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND CHICAGO LANDLORD RESOLVE RACE DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

12/7/00  GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA DEVELOPERS AND ARCHITECT SUED FOR VIOLATING FAIR HOUSING ACT

10/18/00  CITY OF JACKSONVILLE AND ITS HOUSING AUTHORITY AGREE TO BUILD NEW PUBLIC HOUSING UNITS TO COMPLY WITH FAIR HOUSING ACT

10/17/00  FARGO APARTMENT OWNERS AND MANAGERS TO PAY $15 THOUSAND TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

7/31/00  MILWAUKEE APARTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY THAT ALLEGEDLY TURNED AWAY AFRICAN AMERICANS AND FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN SETTLES WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

7/31/00  ORANGE COUNTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY SETTLES DISCRIMINATION SUIT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT       

6/5/00  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES AGREEMENT WITH DOMINO'S PIZZA, INC. ON DELIVERY SERVICES POLICY

4/28/00  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGES FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS DENIED DEVELOPMENT FOR RACIAL REASONS

4/24/00  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES MILWAUKEE AREA DEVELOPERS FOR VIOLATING FAIR HOUSING ACT BY CONSTRUCTING INACCESSIBLE HOUSING

3/30/00  DELTA FUNDING CORPORATION SETTLES U.S. CHARGES OR FAIR LENDING AND CONSUMER LAW

3/22/00  ALAMANCE COUNTY MOBILE HOME PARK SETTLES ALLEGATIONS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

3/21/00  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE ADAM'S MARK HOTEL CHAIN

3/21/00  STATEMENT BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ON THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH ADAM'S MARK HOTEL CHAIN


1999

12/16/99  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ADAM'S MARK HOTEL CHAIN

12/1/99  LAS VEGAS DEVELOPER, BUILDER AND ARCHITECT SETTLE ACCESSIBILITY LAWSUIT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

11/24/99  XENIA, OHIO, APARTMENT OWNERS SUED FOR ENGAGING IN RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

10/26/99  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES OHIO LANDLORD FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

8/18/99  OWNER AND FORMER MANAGER OF ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO APARTMENT COMPLEX RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

8/9/99  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, LANDLORD FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT      

6/21/99   JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES THREE PARSIPPANY APARTMENT COMPLEXES FOR ALLEGEDLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AFRICAN AMERICANS

3/29/99  CREDIT CARD COMPANY SUED BY JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST HISPANICS

2/2/99  LOUISIANA APARTMENT BROKER TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION, UNDER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AGREEMENT


1998

12/29/98  RENO APARTMENT MANAGERS TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION, UNDER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AGREEMENT

11/18/98  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES JACKSON APARTMENT OWNER AND HIS AGENTS FOR EXCLUDING AFRICAN AMERICANS

10/15/98  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OBTAINS RECORD $480,000 SETTLEMENT IN RENTAL DISCRIMINATION CASE INVESTIGATED BY HUD

3/30/98  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES OHIO LANDLORD FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT  


1997

5/20/97  ILLINOIS CITY WILL PAY $200,000 IN DAMAGES AND FINES TO SETTLE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION SUIT

5/7/97  NEBRASKA BANK TO PAY $275,000 FOR ALLEGEDLY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AMERICAN INDIANS, UNDER JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETTLEMENT

3/10/97  NATIONWIDE INSURANCE COMPANY REACHES $13 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

1/28/97  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH NEW MEXICO LENDER THAT ALLEGEDLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST HISPANICS


1996

9/5/96   LONG BEACH LENDER TO PAY $3 MILLION FOR ALLEGEDLY CHARGING HIGHER RATES TO AFRICAN AMERICANS, HISPANICS, WOMEN AND THE ELDERLY

8/13/96  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS FOR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST HISPANIC FAMILIES

5/7/96 FLEET SUBSIDIARY TO PAY $4 MILLION TO SETTLE CLAIMS THAT BLACKS AND HISPANICS WERE CHARGED HIGHER LOAN PRICES THAN WHITES


1995

10/18/95  OHIO MORTGAGE COMPANY AGREES TO COMPENSATE AFRICAN AMERICANS CHARGED HIGHER PRICES FOR HOME MORTGAGE LOANS THAN WHITES

6/1/95  CHICAGO AREA LENDER AGREES WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO SETTLE LENDING DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

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Updated August 6, 2015

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