Fair Housing & Public Accommodation

Cases of Note

  • LGWM represented multiple property owners and managers with regard claims pursued by the United States Government on behalf of a tenant at an apartment complex subsidized by the Government. The Government contended that the tenant was discriminated against with regard to her disability and use of a service animal and was sexually harassed by a maintenance worker. LGWM provided representation throughout extensive negotiations to reach an amicable Consent Decree with the Government. LGWM also oversaw the Parties’ compliance with the Consent Decree over a three-year period.
  • LGWM represented a real estate management company that provides rental housing to low-income tenants against a lawsuit filed by a former employee under the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The former employee alleged the real estate company wrongfully terminated her in violation of the FHA and in retaliation for her advocating the fair housing rights of tenants. LGWM assisted the client in obtaining an amicable resolution.
  • LGWM represented a property management company with regard to claims of race discrimination made by a tenant who claimed to have been denied an apartment on the basis of her race. LGWM worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to clarify the tenant’s misunderstanding of regulations and recertification criteria to reach an amicable and non-monetary resolution.
  • LGWM has provided guidance to a property management company regarding claims of harassment asserted by a tenant. The tenant contended that a co-tenant was harassing him on the basis of his race. Both tenants had committed misconduct, and LGWM provided assistance to the company in determining whether to evict one or both tenants.

  • LGWM represented a property management company who was sued by a tenant at an apartment complex it managed. The tenant claimed that he was entitled to a specific parking spot and a ramp. LGWM represented the property management company.
  • LGWM represented a fast food restaurant who was sued by a customer who alleged the restaurant violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide appropriate access to bathrooms and parking. LGWM represented the restaurant throughout the remediation process and achieved an amicable resolution.
  • LGWM represented a shopping center who was sued by a patron who contended the shopping center violated Title VIII of the ADA with regard to the walkways and parking lot on the exterior of the shopping center. LGWM represented the shopping center throughout the remediation process and achieved an amicable resolution.
  • LGWM represented a family dining restaurant in a lawsuit filed by disabled customer who contended the restaurant violated Title III with regard to the exterior of its facility. LGWM represented the restaurant throughout the remediation process and achieved an amicable resolution.