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Notable Cases

PCB Pollution

Monsanto lawsuit

Holding Monsanto Accountable for PCB Pollution

City Attorney files lawsuit against the Monsanto chemical company for contaminating Oakland storm water and the SF Bay with PCBs. read more

Discriminatory Lending

Wells Fargo lawsuit

Wells Fargo Discriminatory Lending Case

Oakland files federal lawsuit against Wells Fargo to recover damages caused by predatory and discriminatory lending practices. read more

Affordable Housing

Empyrean Towers

Effort to Improve Conditions at Problem Property

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court issues landmark order to sell the notorious Empyrean Towers to rehabilitate the building as long-term affordable housing. read more


NLC Prostitution Cases

Prostitution cases

Prostitution Hotel Cases

Oakland's Neighborhood Law Corps closes two hotels for catering to and supporting prostitution. read more

Medical Cannabis Lawsuit

Harborside case

Medical Cannabis Lawsuit

Oakland files complaint in US District Court to prevent the federal government from seizing a building used by a medical cannabis dispensary. read more

'Riders' Settlement

riders settlement

Police Department Reform

The settlement that ended the 'Riders' police misconduct case in 2003 was designed to bring a high level of accountability and oversight to the Oakland Police Department. read more