Cases & Deals

Housing discrimination case ends in settlement

Clients Housing discrimination

On a pro bono basis, the Jones Day represented a single mother in a discrimination dispute with a large, international property management company. The client, who is African-American, was denied the opportunity to rent an apartment unit at one of the company's properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area because the property's rental terms prohibited her from sharing a one-bedroom unit with her infant son. A confidentiality agreement precludes divulging specific information, but after Jones Day assumed representation--and before any court documents were filed--the parties agreed to an out-of-court settlement for an amount substantially greater than the original offer. Partner, David Schenck supervised Associate Richard Salgado who took the lead on this case. Summer Associate, Mike Correll, also worked on the matter.