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June 1, 2018 City Attorney secures $1 million settlement in Chinatown tenant rights case; City of Oakland appeals federal court’s judgment allowing development of a massive, unsafe coal export terminal at the former Oakland Army Base; Oakland continues to challenge Trump administration's unconstitutional actions – this month, the City Attorney joined a lawsuit challenging the government's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and signed an amicus (“friend-of-the-court”) brief opposing the government's unlawful attempt to deny contraceptive coverage nationwide

April 30, 2018 Injunction against debris hauling company that blew dangerous dust into West Oakland neighborhood; tenant rights ordinance co-sponsored by City Attorney; introducing NextRequest, the City's new on line public records request system

April 2, 2018 Top Climate Scientists Testify in Oakland's Lawsuit against Big Oil; City Attorney and Centro Legal de la Raza sue landlord for fake "owner move-in"; Oakland City Attorney and Public Rights Project Launch Partnership to Support Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Consumer Protection and Environmental Litigation

March 1, 2018 Environmental justice lawsuit against debris hauling company; state Supreme Court denies review of lead paint case; City Attorney's Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17; City Attorney's Office recognized with Distinguished Service Award

December 30, 2017 15-year anniversary of the Neighborhood Law Corps; NLC shuts down illicit massage parlors; California Court of Appeal upholds verdict requiring companies to clean up Oakland homes contaminated with lead paint; Oakland Fights Back

October 13, 2017 Oakland files climate change lawsuit against top five oil and gas companies; fighting for the rights of sanctuary cities; Prosecutors Against Gun Violence oppose silencer bill

August 31, 2017 Neighborhood Law Corps shuts down human trafficking; City Attorney secures settlement in fraud lawsuit against bond insurance companies; Court hears appeal of lead paint lawsuit

July 31, 2017 Settlement secures redevelopment of former sausage factory; federal court denies Trump Administration's motion to dismiss lawsuits challenging sanctuary city executive order

July 1, 2017 New website introducing the Community Lawyering & Civil Rights Unit; City Attorney's Annual Report; Ninth Circuit upholds law banning deceptive abortion ads

May 23, 2017 NLC sues landlords who demolished tenant's home; U.S. Supreme Court rules cities can sue Wells Fargo for racially discriminatory mortgage lending; federal court blocks sanctuary city executive order & more

April 21, 2017 Lawsuit to stop massive overcharging by Oakland's recycling contractor; update on lawsuits challenging unconstitutional executive orders that would impose Muslim travel ban and strip sanctuary cities and counties of federal funding

March 31, 2017 Fruitvale tenant protection case; minimum wage lawsuit; amicus briefs challenging unconstitutional federal actions

December 31, 2016 Major case updates; expressions of gratitude; 2016 reflections

November 1, 2016 Strengthening Oakland's Campaign Reform Act; Woman Lawyer of Distinction Award

October 1, 2016 Oakland and California must do more to protect renters; updates on actions against abusive landlords; City Attorney in the Community

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