Posts Tagged ‘racial discrimination’

NAACP dropping lawsuit against Wells Fargo

by Associated Press Published: April 9,2010

Tags: banking and finance, mortgage, racial discrimination, real estate

NEW YORK — The NAACP is ending its lawsuit against Wells Fargo that alleged the bank was forcing blacks into subprime mortgages while whites with identical qualifications got lower rates. The lawsuit, filed over a year ago, is among more than a dozen the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has filed since […] [...]

Vilsack: Pigford settlement funding needs ‘vehicle’

by Wally Northway Published: April 1,2010

Tags: agriculture, Pigford, racial discrimination, USDA

On Feb. 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement to resolve longstanding civil rights claims against the USDA. While the settlement agreement includes a March 31 “opt-out” provision for the plaintiffs, the two departments say they remain committed to resolving this issue in the weeks […] [...]

Judge throws out discrimination lawsuit

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2010

Tags: healthcare, lawsuit, racial discrimination

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against Greenwood Leflore Hospital and Leflore County Supervisor Robert Moore. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock said yesterday there was not enough evidence to connect Moore to the hospital board’s decision to fire George Dulin, the longtime white attorney for the hospital. The 84-year-old Dulin tells […] [...]

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