Amazon Flex Drivers
Amazon Flex Driver Arbitrations (AAA): Cohen Milstein represents thousands of current and former Amazon Flex delivery drivers in California, Illinois and Massachusetts who allege that Amazon misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid paying them overtime or reimbursing for expenses, and to deny them other benefits under these states’ laws. These cases are currently being litigated before the American Arbitration Association.
Bird, et al. v. Garland
Bird, et al. v. Garland (D.D.C.): Cohen Milstein represents a putative class action of women who suffered systemic discrimination on the basis of sex when they were terminated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Basic Training program for new agents and intelligence analysts.
Castillo, et al. v. Western Range Association, et.al.
Castillo v. Western Range Association (D. Nev.): Cohen Milstein is representing a putative class of shepherds hired primarily from Peru and Chile, who allege that Western Range Association, which brought the plaintiffs into the U.S. to work as herders through the H-2A visa program, grossly underpaid them, in violation of Nevada law.
Center for Reproductive Rights v. Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Reproductive Rights v. Department of Health and Human Services (D.D.C.): On October 15, 2019, Cohen Milstein, on behalf of the Center for Reproductive Rights, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) for failing to produce records related to the Office for Civil Rights’ operations and enforcement of civil rights laws after two Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests went effectively unanswered.
Connecticut Fair Housing Center, et al. v. CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions
Cohen Milstein is partnering with Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the National Housing Law Project in the representation of Carmen Arroyo, as well as the Connecticut Fair Housing Center itself, against CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions (“CoreLogic”), a third-party tenant-screening company, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminatory use of criminal records as rental criteria. […]
Equal Rights Center v. Air Communities, L.P., et al.
On February 1, 2024, Equal Rights Center (ERC) filed a consumer protection lawsuit against AIR Communities, L.P., Rhode Island 15 LP, dba Latrobe Apartment Homes, and Vaughan Place, LLC, for their use of discriminatory policies and practices that create unlawful barriers for applicants in the District of Columbia using housing vouchers and applicants with stale […]
Harris v. Medical Transportation Management, Inc.
Harris, et al. v. Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (D.D.C.): Cohen Milstein represents non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) drivers in a certified class action alleging that their employer, Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM), knowingly and willfully failed to pay proper wages to its NEMT drivers across Washington, D.C. under federal and District of Columbia law. This lawsuit seeks to hold MTM liable as a joint employer of the drivers.
Lee, et al. v. Trump, et al.
Thompson, et al. v. Trump, et al. (D.D.C.): The NAACP and Cohen Milstein represent 11 Members of Congress in a suit alleging that Donald J. Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers conspired to prevent members of Congress from carrying out their duty to certify the results of the 2020 election on January 6, 2021.
Lewis, et al v. Cain, et al.
Lewis, et al v. Cain, et al. (M.D. La.): Cohen Milstein represents a certified class of more than 6,000 incarcerated individuals in a lawsuit filed against the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA, the largest maximum-security prison in the country, and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections for deficient and discriminatory medical care in violation of the Eighth Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act.