Monday, June 17, 2024

Countrywide Agrees to Pay $335M in Landmark Case over Discriminatory Lending Practices Against Latinos

In the largest residential fair-lending settlement in history, Bank of America’s Countrywide Financial Corporation has agreed to pay $335 million to settle a dispute over allegations of systemic discrimination against qualified Latino and African-American borrowers. Latinos made up about two-thirds of the cases investigated by the Department of Justice, which reviewed over 200,000 cases across 41 […]

MALDEF and Coalition of Civil Rights Groups To Take Up Arizona Law in Court Today

MALDEF and a coalition of civil rights organizations will ask a judge in Phoenix, Arizona to block the controversial anti-immigration law S.B. 1070 in court today at 10 a.m. PST. The legislation is set to be implemented in a matter of days, but MALDEF along with the other civil rights groups will make the case […]