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 …

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…

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