Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Employment Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s criminal background screening policy violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because it allegedly disproportionately affected African-Americans who applied for employment with WMATA  or WMATA contractors, or who were suspended or terminated by WMATA or WMATA contractors.  Read more

Rutherford Country, Tennessee Probation Settlement

This settlement is the outcome of a civil rights class action brought against Rutherford County, Tennessee and Providence Community Corrections, Inc. The class action alleges that probation practices for traffic and misdemeanor cases in Rutherford County violate federal and state laws and the US Constitution.  Read more

City of Los Angeles Gang Curfew Settlement

The City of Los Angeles has agreed to settle a class action suit alleging that curfews imposed through 26 injunctions upon over 5,000 gang members are unconstitutional. The injunctions required that people not go “outside” at certain times of night unless they were going for “legitimate meetings or entertainment activity”.  Read more

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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Racial Discrimination Settlement

This is a settlement of a class action alleging that the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and New England Life Insurance Company discriminated against African-American/black financial service representatives employed at the companies, including in the areas of pay, account transfers, and teaming. The complaint included charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Read more

Dramatics for Hair Website Americans with Disabilities Act Violation Class Action

The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to give disabled Americans the same access to businesses and government enjoyed by other Americans, thus making them freer and more self-sufficient. The Act requires that provisions be made so that public accommodations—such as stores, restaurants, offices, government facilities, and websites—are accessible to people with common handicaps. However,  Read more

Cook County Jail Strip Search Settlement

This class action alleged that the Sheriff of Cook County and the Cook County jail violated the US Constitution by conducting blanket strip searches or visual body cavity searches during initial admission of around 300,000 pre-trial detainees. The searches took place between January 20, 2004 and March 30, 2009. The detainees had been charged with  Read more

Settlement of NYPD Summons Without Probable Cause Class Action

This class action alleged that NYPD officers had been issuing summonses to individuals without probably cause, because they were required to meet a summons quota. Over recent years, more than fifty percent of summonses filed in court by the NYPD were dismissed. Furthermore, the false summonses were often issued in predominantly minority neighborhoods; since 2007,  Read more

Walmart Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit allege that Walmart discriminated against associates with same-sex spouses based on sex by failing to provide spousal health insurance benefits to the same-sex spouses of associates before January 1, 2014.  Read more

California Tony Roma’s Gender Discrimination Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that they and other customers of the bar area at WDI’s Tony Roma’s restaurant who purchased drinks from Tony Roma’s Happy Hour menu during the Ladies Night promotions held there for the period from April 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, were treated unequally by paying different prices for drinks  Read more

Union County Strip Search Class Action Settlement

Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that individuals admitted to the Union County Correctional Facility between May 1, 2006, and June 30, 2008, who were charged with non-indictable offenses were illegally strip searched due to faulty booking procedures.  Read more