Black couple file racial bias lawsuit against home appraiser

A black California couple has filed a lawsuit alleging housing discrimination, saying that an appraiser reduced the value of their home by almost $500,000 because of their skin color. The couple – Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate-Austin – said in their complaint that their Marin City home in San Francisco Bay was appraised at just

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Wells Fargo sued for placing borrowers in forbearance without consent

Wells Fargo is being sued in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the bank of putting some of its borrowers’ mortgages into forbearance without their consent. By doing so, the borrowers’ credit reports were negatively impacted, and that prevented them from obtaining other financial services, they say. The bank responded to the accusations by saying that

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HUD charges Facebook over unfair housing ads

Just a week after adjusting its ad targeting options for housing and job advertisements, Facebook has been slapped with a charge from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that alleges it broke Fair Housing Act regulations. The HUD’s lawsuit against Facebook alleges that its advertising platform doesn’t deliver housing ads fairly, and that it

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California sues Huntington Beach over failure to build affordable housing

The state of California is suing the city of Huntington Beach for not building enough affordable homes for its residents.

Invitation Homes faces accusations of poor property maintenance and unfair fees

Renters are accusing Invitation Homes Inc., an investment firm that owns the most single-family homes in the U.S., of not properly maintaining their properties.

Facebook sued by housing organizations for discriminating against people based on their gender

Facebook is being sued by a group of fair housing organizations that say it’s allowed landlords and real estate brokers to discriminate against people based on their gender and family status

Airbnb wins legal case against big property landlord Aimco

A Californian judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the property rental provider Airbnb, which claimed that it was deliberately incentivizing people to breach their property leases.

Redfin cofounder threatens lawsuit ahead of IPO launch on Friday

The self-styled ‘next-generation’ real estate broker Redfin could be sued by its former CEO and cofounder in relation to one of its pending patent applications

Wells Fargo wins discrimination lawsuits in L.A. & Chicago

Wells Fargo & Co, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, on Friday won the dismissal of two major lawsuits accusing the banking giant of predatory lending practices.

Virginia Builder Sues Customer Over Negative Yelp Review

Review sites like Yelp are enormously helpful for consumers when they’re looking to see if a business is indeed legit, and such sites can be beneficial for the businesses themselves if they build up a history of feedback from satisfied customers.

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