Time Magazine: How Housing Voucher Programs Can Hurt the Low-Income Families They’re Designed to Help

Feb 20, 2020
The Stay Lodge hotel room in Charlotte, N.C., where Shanna Lee lives with her 3-year-old daughter, Lavi, isn’t much to look at. There’s a queen-size bed pushed up against the wall, a mini-fridge in the corner and a toddler’s pink kitchen play set purchased for $5. The most valuable item in the…

Washington City Paper: Renter With a Housing Voucher Sues Real Estate Company for Income Discrimination

Jan 14, 2020
A D.C. resident with a federal housing voucher is suing a Colorado-based real estate company for income discrimination. Tiana Martin was just looking for new housing to rent in or near Dupont Circle, where she was already living. In her search, she came across Latrobe Apartment Homes located at 13…

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 District of …

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 in Cal…

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 alleging that the company sold hundreds of thousands of Ford F-150 trucks with a known dashboard defect. …

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 …

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