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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…

Bushwick Daily: Drag & Brunch Bar Bizarre in Bushwick Shuttered and Faces Lawsuit from Employees

Sep 05, 2019
An overhanging sign still reads “Bizarre” and the first two vowels are still flipped quixotically, but the rolling gate has remained shut since early June. The bartenders are now suing the shuttered bar. “I don’t know how they’ve been able to get away with it, but they never paid their emp…

Cook County Record: Scuba Instructor, Dive Buddy Claim Diveheart Violated ADA When Revoking Their Certifications

Sep 04, 2019
By Charmaine Little A certified scuba diving instructor and his dive buddy accused a certification group of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act when it allegedly restricted their certifications because of their physical conditions. Craig Ress and Carl Cogdill filed suit against the Divehea…

Bloomberg News: America’s Chicken Industry Accused of Conspiring to Keep Immigrant Wages Down

Sep 03, 2019
By Deena Shanker and Polly Mosendz Companies producing more than 90% of America’s chicken have conspired to depress wages for a largely immigrant work force in some of the nation’s most dangerous jobs, according to a lawsuit. The case filed last week is mostly based on interviews with former emp…

The Birmingham News: Federal Lawsuit Claims Chicken Producers Fix Wages, Benefits

Sep 03, 2019
By William Thornton Companies producing most of America’s chicken products have met for almost a decade in Destin, Fla. to keep wages and benefits for their workforces at low levels, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Maryland. The suit was filed on behalf of three former workers from Arkan…

Employees of Popular Beverly Hills Bar and Restaurant File Lawsuit in response to Years-Long Scheme to Steal Wages

Aug 19, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA –Handley Farah & Anderson and Bet Tzedek filed a lawsuit on behalf of current and former employees of Caffe Roma, a popular bar and restaurant in Beverly Hills frequented by Hollywood elites, alleging that for years Caffe Roma and its owners have wrongly withheld tips owed to t…

HFA and the National Legal Advocacy Network Sue Brooklyn Bar for Engaging in Scheme to Steal Bartenders’ Wages

Aug 08, 2019
On August 8, 2018, Handley Farah & Anderson and the National Legal Advocacy Network filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a group of former employees of Bizarre, a popular bar, restaurant and cabaret in Brooklyn, New York, alleging their employer failed to pay minimum wage and overtime p…

Law360: Advocacy Groups Want Info On Decision To End Nepal’s TPS

Jun 24, 2019
By Suzanne Monyak Law360 (June 24, 2019, 6:36 PM EDT) — Two New York-based advocacy organizations accused the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other agencies Monday of ignoring their requests for information about the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary protected status …

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