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  • TX Voter ID law30/11/-0001

    In March 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice rejected Texas’s new voter ID law, which would require voters to show photo identification in order to decrease voter fraud. According to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Texas is one of sixteen states...

  • Moreno, et al. v. Castlerock Farming and Transport, Inc., et al.30/11/-0001

    On April 10, 2012, MALDEF filed a class action suit against one of the largest Central Valley grape growers, Castlerock Farming and Transport, Inc., and many of its farm labor contractors, for systematically mistreating Latino workers.  They claimed that...

  • Carmona, et al. v. Lincoln Millennium Car Wash, Inc., et al.30/11/-0001

    On May 21, 2012, MALDEF filed suit against the owners of three Santa Monica area car wash facilities—Santa Monica Car Wash and Detailing, Millennium Car Wash, and Bumble Bee Car Wash—for purposefully depriving their workers of the pay they rightfully...

  • Fulcher v. 24 Hour30/11/-0001

    On June 13, 2010, MALDEF and the co-counsel law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. filed a class action law suit on behalf of employees of 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin and...

  • Peña v. Burger King Corp.30/11/-0001

    On May 2, 2012, MALDEF filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Burger King Corporation for violating Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) by discriminating against a former district manager who was terminated after Burger King learned...

  • Martinez v. L.A. Desserts, Inc. (dba “Ivy at the Shore” and “The Ivy”)30/11/-0001

    On March 29, 2012, MALDEF filed a lawsuit against the famed Robertson Boulevard restaurant, The Ivy, for violating the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and discriminating against a former employee. Filed in the California Superior Court in Los Angeles County,...

  • Edgewood Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Scott30/11/-0001

    On December 12, 2011, MALDEF announced the filing of a major education funding lawsuit against the State of Texas. Edgewood was the school district at the center of MALDEF’s first landmark school finance case, Edgewood v. Kirby, in the 1980s, and MALDEF...