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Lawmakers Question Airbnb Over Rental Listings in Violation of Local Laws

U.S. lawmakers are asking Airbnb Inc. to provide information about hosts that list short-term rentals on the site who don’t comply with local laws and violate the company’s own policies. In a letter to Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky, …

Facing Bias Claims, Facebook Will Revamp Its Platform for Housing, Jobs, Credit Ads

Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and “harmful” practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday. Under the agreement, Facebook will create a new …

Ohio’s Kent State to Pay $145K in Student Housing Discrimination Suit

The Justice Department announced that Ohio’s Kent State University (KSU) has agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the university had maintained a policy of not allowing students with psychological disabilities to keep emotional support …

$167K Settlement in Nevada Apartment Discrimination

The owners and operators of a Reno, Nev. apartment complex have agreed to pay $167,000 to settle a housing discrimination lawsuit over illegal restrictions on service dogs used by the disabled. The Justice Department says Rosewood Parks Apartments used illegal …