Consumers Filed Multiple Class Action Lawsuits Against Navy Federal Credit Union for Discriminatory Lending Practices
Last week, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia consolidated three putative class actions filed against Navy Federal Credit Union for their alleged discriminatory lending practices. The Court appointed Hassan Zavareei of Tycko & Zavareei LLP, Adam J. Levitt of DiCello Levitt LLP, and Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law PLLC as the interim co-lead counsel on behalf of the plaintiffs. These renowned lawyers are determined to fight against the credit union’s alleged systemic discrimination that has denied African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and other racial minorities access to home ownership through unfair mortgage lending practices.
“Our firm is proud to represent the hard-working minority members of this massive credit union who were denied access to the single most important key to building generational wealth—home ownership,” said TZ Partner Hassan Zavareei. “The data is damning and shows that Navy Federal discriminated against minority members at alarming rates compared to their white counterparts. There is no room for this type of race discrimination at the nation’s largest member-owned financial institution and we will put a stop to it.”
The consolidated case is Laquita Oliver, et al. v. Navy Federal Credit Union, Case No.: 1:23-cv-01798-LMB-WEF in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division.