News & Updates

In DC, We Stand Up Against Discrimination

Last week, I filed a civil rights lawsuit against the DC Housing Authority (DCHA) for forcing hundreds of public housing residents with disabilities to wait years—and sometimes more than a decade—for accessible housing.

The Office of Attorney General’s Legal Efforts to Hold Tech Companies Accountable

Big Tech companies have misled District consumers, charged excessive amounts for services, consolidated power and stifled competition, and skirted District laws to illegally reap more profits at the expense of consumers and workers.

Press Release

AG Racine Sues DC Housing Authority for Systematically Failing Tenants With Disabilities

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a civil rights lawsuit against the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) for forcing hundreds of residents with disabilities to wait years—and sometimes more than a decade—for accessible housing. 

Topics: Civil Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Four Court Wins Protecting District Residents from Housing Discrimination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) won four lawsuits brought to defend District residents from discrimination. As a result of these lawsuits, the defendants must pay civil penalties and fees to the District totaling over $360,000, change…

Topics: Civil Rights

The Office of Attorney General’s Legal Efforts Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults

Since 2019, OAG has obtained more than $468,000 in judgments and settlements for violations of the District’s financial exploitation statute.

Topics: Elder Justice

Celebrating Juneteenth and Committing to a More Just Future

On June 19, we will celebrate Juneteenth: the 157th anniversary of the effective end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is a day to celebrate liberation—and it’s a day for all of us to reflect on our nation’s past.

Testimony

OAG Testimony on the Omnibus Firearm and Ghost Gun Clarification Amendment

The bill includes small but important modifications to the District’s prohibitions on ghost guns and firearms manufacturing to help ensure those prohibitions remain effective.

Topics: Public Safety
Press Release

AG Racine Secures Nearly $2 Million For Victims of Rent Hike Scam and District Through Trial Victory

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Equity Residential Management, LLC, which manages the apartment complex at 3003 Van Ness in Northwest DC, is paying nearly $2 million to tenants and the District for lying to prospective residents about apartment rental costs and then…

Topics: Tenant Rights

Cracking Down on Owners of Vacant Properties Evading Taxes

It will likely come as no surprise to you that the District is in the midst of a housing crisis, with too many residents struggling to access safe and affordable places to live.

Topics: Tenant Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Sues Mark Zuckerberg for Failing to Protect Millions of Users' Data, Misleading Privacy Practices

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sued Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for directly participating in decision-making that allowed the Cambridge Analytica data breach – the largest consumer privacy scandal in the nation’s history – while Facebook misled users with claims of privacy and data…