News & Updates

Newsletter: Holding Slumlords Accountable

This week, I was pleased to announce a settlement that will require notorious landlord Sanford Capital to return $1.1 million to 155 tenants in Wards 5, 7, and 8 who were forced to live in squalor.

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AG Racine Announces Sanford Capital Will Return $1.1 Million to 155 Tenants Forced to Live in Squalor

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that notorious landlord Sanford Capital, LLC, and its owner will return over $1.1 million in rent payments to 155 tenants forced to live in uninhabitable conditions.

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AG Racine Appoints Jason Downs As OAG General Counsel

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the appointment of Jason Downs as General Counsel for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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Testimony

Testimony on Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019

Statement of Elizabeth Wilkins Senior Counsel for Policy

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AG Racine Leads 12-State Coalition To Ensure Workers Can Resolve Employment Disputes Fairly And Quickly In Arbitration

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 12 state Attorneys General calling on the nation’s leading arbitration firms to provide information about obstacles workers face in resolving employment-related disputes.

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AG Racine Elevates Community Concerns about Housing Discrimination, Racism, and Violence Against LGBTQ+ Community

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a report highlighting key civil rights concerns District residents shared with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), including concerns about housing discrimination, racism, and bias-motivated violence against the LGBTQ+ community.

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Newsletter: Stopping Hate Crimes

This summer, OAG held a series of civil rights listening sessions across the District, and in every session, we heard concerns about bias-motivated violence against the LGBTQ+ community and the rise of anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant violence.

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AG Racine Announces Ginosi USA Banned From Offering Illegal Short-Term Apartment Rentals in the District

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Ginosi USA Corporation (“Ginosi”)—a California-based company—and its owners and officers are banned from selling illegal short-term rentals in residential apartment buildings in the District of Columbia.

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AG Racine and Apartments.com Announce New Effort to Fight Housing Discrimination in Online Rental Listings

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced Apartments.com will take additional steps to eliminate discriminatory housing advertisements from its platform as a result of a collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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Natural Hair Discrimination is Illegal in the District

This past summer, California and New York passed legislation to protect its residents from discrimination based on their hair styles.

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