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The Times-Tirbune: Lackawanna County Sued over Use of Prisoners at Recycling Center

Dec 04, 2019
For more than a decade, Lackawanna County has coerced people jailed for failing to pay child support to work for just $5 a day at its recycling facility in violation of anti-slavery, human trafficking and labor laws, attorneys for three former inmates claim in a federal lawsuit.

HFA Files Lawsuit against Anning-Johnson and Hitt Contracting for Failing to Pay Lawfully Owed Wages

Nov 19, 2019
Handley Farah & Anderson filed a class and collective action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of a group of former employees of Anning-Johnson Company, a subcontractor of Hitt Contracting Incorporated. The Complaint alleges that these employers failed to…

HFA Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Workers Denied Wages by LGB Construction and Jose Jimenez

Nov 14, 2019
Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of a group of former employees of LGB Construction, alleging the employer failed to properly compensate workers for work done at numerous construction sites in the Distric…

Law360: Facebook Hit With Age, Gender Bias Suit Over Financial Ads

Oct 31, 2019
Facebook’s practice of allowing targeted advertising by age and gender systematically discriminates against women and older people by excluding them from some ads for financial services like mortgages, investment opportunities and consulting services, a user alleged in a proposed class action …

Class Action Filed Against Ford Motor Company for Defective Dashboards

Oct 23, 2019
On October 23, 2019, the law firm Handley Farah & Anderson PLLC, along with the law firms Sauder Schelkopf and Baron & Herskowitz, filed a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for selling hundreds of thousands of Ford F-150 trucks with a known dashboard defect. The Ford F-Series t…

Law360: Judge Consolidates Wage-Fixing Suits Against Chicken Cos.

Oct 10, 2019
By Celeste Bott A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday granted a bid by ex-chicken producer employees to consolidate related cases in a proposed class action accusing chicken processing companies of a decadelong conspiracy to fix the wages of hundreds of thousands of workers. U.S. District Judge Step…

New York Times: The Land of Our Fathers

Oct 04, 2019
The New York Times podcast for the 1619 Project covers the plight of the Provost family, one of the last remaining African-American sugarcane farmers in Louisiana.  HFA represents the Provosts in an action against First Guaranty Bank and its senior vice president for engaging in a pattern of discri…

Washington Post: Housing Companies Used Facebook’s Ad System to Discriminate against Older People, according to New Human Rights Charges

Sep 18, 2019
By Marie C. Baca  Housing companies used Facebook’s ad system to discriminate against older people, according to new human rights charges. Two parties — nonprofit watchdog group Housing Rights Initiative and a D.C. woman seeking to lead a class-action group — filed human rights charges …

Numerous Leading Housing Companies Charged with Discriminating Against Older Americans in Advertising Apartments on Facebook

Sep 18, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, in a historic civil rights action challenging digital housing discrimination on Facebook, a non-profit group and an older woman seeking to represent a class of thousands of older tenants filed discrimination charges against seven housing companies (including a number of industry …

New York Times: U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Emoluments Case Against Trump

Sep 13, 2019
A federal appeals court in New York on Friday revived a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is illegally profiting from his hotels and restaurants in New York and Washington in violation of the Constitution’s anti-corruption, or emoluments, clauses. In a two-to-one decision, a panel of judges fo…

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