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Mississippi Developers Settle Disabilities Discrimination Lawsuit

The developers of six multi-family housing complexes in southern Mississippi have agreed to pay $350,000 to settle claims that they violated the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act by building apartment complexes that were inaccessible to persons with disabilities.

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HUD's Message to Liberal Springfield: 'You Can't Do That!'

You have to wonder what goes through the heads of local housing officials who think they can ignore federal laws that require them to treat people with disabilities in nondiscriminatory ways. That question becomes particularly vexing when it applies to an area widely recognized as one of the nation’s strongest bastions of liberal ideology (registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 6 to 1). But that’s exactly the case in the Massachusetts state capital of Springfield where the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has entered into agreements with the local housing authority to settle allegations of housing discrimination based on disability.

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Illinois Property Owners Group Pays $630.000 to Settle Complaint

A group of Illinois property owners and a management firm found out the hard way that it's unlawful to deny residency to resident wannabes who may have mental disabilities. They ended up having to pay $630,000 in order to settle allegations they violated the Fair Housing Act of 1973 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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HUD Charges Kansas Landlord with Discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charging landlords in Beloit, KS, with violating the Fair Housing Act after allegedly discriminating against a female tenant with disabilities by not renewing her lease, sending her a notice containing discriminatory statements about her disability, and retaliating against her for filing a previous fair housing complaint.

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Claims Administrator Assigned to Greyhound Discrimination Case

A claims process is now available to compensate people who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or attempting to travel on Greyhound. The claims process is part of a consent decree that resolves nationwide Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination claims brought by the Justice Department. We will show you how to file a claim ...

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Missouri Firm Charged with ADA Violations

Grisham Farm Products Inc. of Mountain Grove, MO, violated federal law by requiring all job applicants to fill out a three-page health history before they would be considered for a job, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges in a lawsuit it filed this week. EEOC also alleges Grisham Farm Products does not maintain or retain employment records and applications for employment, as required by law.

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DoJ Sues Richmond Sheriff for Disabilities Discrimination

The Department of Justice, along with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office. The lawsuit, filed under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alleges that the Sheriff’s Office terminated a deputy sheriff after refusing to reassign her to a vacant position for which she was qualified as an accommodation for her disability.

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Mickey D’s Sued for Dscrimination, ADA Violation

McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's Restaurants of Missouri violated federal law by refusing to accommodate and hire a deaf applicant, according to a lawsuit filed recently by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Feds File Lawsuit against ‘Meals Ready to Eat’ Manufacturer

A federal contractor that manufactures portable meals for the Department of Defense and other government agencies discriminated systematically against qualified men seeking entry-level production jobs, according to allegations spelled out in a lawsuit filed Wednesday (Dec. 9) by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

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Mortgage One Tagged for Discrimination Disability Discrimination

The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has reached an agreement with Mortgage One, Inc., of Sterling Heights, MI, resolving allegations of lending discrimination against an applicant with disabilities.

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