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Associated Press: Lawsuit Accuses Largest US Meat Producers of Wage Fixing

Nov 16, 2022
Three meat plant workers have filed a federal lawsuit accusing 11 of the United States’ largest beef and pork producers of conspiring to depress wages and benefits. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Denver on Friday, seeks class-action status and alleges the producers have worked together sin…

Law360: Chicken Cos. To Pay Combined $85M In Wage Conspiracy Suit

Sep 12, 2022
Cargill Meat Solutions, Sanderson Farms and Wayne Farms will pay a combined total of $84.8 million to settle allegations the poultry companies illegally conspired to keep their wages low, according to a proposed agreement filed in Maryland federal court. Specifically, Cargill will pay $15 million, S…

Press Release: Equal Rights Center & Greystar Strike Impactful Agreement to Address Fair Housing Concerns in Virginia

Sep 07, 2022
Today, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) and GREP Atlantic, LLC (Greystar) announced they have entered into a groundbreaking collaboration agreement in which Greystar will proactively address fair housing concerns raised by the ERC following a civil rights testing investigation. In response the ERC’…

Handley Farah & Anderson Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against Barton Malow Company and MBA Construction, Inc., on Behalf of Construction Workers

Aug 31, 2022
On August 31, 2022, Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of a group of former employees of Barton Malow Company and MBA Construction, Inc., alleging their employers failed to properly compensate workers for work done at numero…

Handley Farah & Anderson Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against J A G Contractors Inc., and Hensel Phelps Development, L.L.C., on Behalf of Construction Workers

Aug 31, 2022
On August 31, 2022, Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of a group of former employees of J A G Contractors Inc., and Hensel Phelps Development, L.L.C., alleging their employers failed to properly compensate workers for work …

Handley Farah & Anderson Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against C.R. Millwork LLC, Whiting Turner Contracting Company and CBG Building Company on Behalf of Construction Workers

Aug 26, 2022
On August 26, 2022, Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in Superior Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of a group of former employees of C.R. Millwork LLC, Whiting Turner Contracting Company and CBG Building Company, alleging their employers failed to properly compensate workers for w…

HFA Files Federal Tort Claims Act Lawsuit Against US Government For Forcibly Separating a Honduran Father from his Seven-Year-Old Daughter at the Border

Aug 25, 2022
On August 25, 2022, Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government in federal court in Brooklyn on behalf of a Honduran father and daughter that were forcibly separated at the United States’ border by U.S. government agents.  The lawsuit alleges that this forceable separatio…

CBS New York: Dozens of NYC Landlords, Real Estate Brokers Accused of Discriminating Against Low-Income Tenants

May 10, 2022
A lawsuit filed in New York County Supreme Court accuses 28 landlords and real estate brokers of discriminating against low-income tenants. The Legal Aid Society filed the suit, claiming the minimum income requirements set by landlords basically bar anyone using a housing voucher. Landlords often re…

Law360: Fiat Chrysler Accused Of Adding 'Phantom Freight' Costs

May 05, 2022
Two customers have hit Fiat Chrysler with a proposed class action in New Jersey federal court, alleging that the automaker has resumed the practice of charging so-called phantom freight by artificially jacking up charges passed on to customers for delivering new vehicles to dealerships. Decades afte…

WNYC News: Housing Advocates Hope Bigger Bonuses Will Spur NYC Brokers to Work More with Low-Income Renters

Apr 19, 2022
A contingent of New York City landlords and real estate brokers are promising to give low-income renters a fairer shake, as part of the settlement of a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by the advocacy group Housing Rights Initiative (HRI). Earlier this month, HRI announced a proposed agreement w…

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