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May 17, 2012, 17:01 ET

58 Years: Fulfilling the promise of Brown v. Board of Education

Fifty eight years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued perhaps the most important decision in its history.  In Brown v. Board of Education, the...

May 11, 2012, 15:30 ET
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Today Marks Deadline for Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation Claims

 Today is the last day to file claims under the historic Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation case. Settlements will not be awarded until...

May 04, 2012, 11:33 ET

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund: Voting Rights Advocates Win Important Legal Victory

Yesterday, voting rights advocates won an important legal victory that will ensure that Louisiana's public assistance agency clients—the...

May 03, 2012, 15:10 ET
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BP Oil Spill Settlement Granted Preliminary Approval, RD Legal Funding to Provide Settlement Funding to Attorneys & Plaintiffs

 Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier granted preliminary approval of the BP oil spill settlement, which includes the medical...

May 02, 2012, 15:10 ET
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Yaz and Yasmin Litigants Offered Settlement Funding by RD Legal Funding

 Deadlines for lawsuits over side effects of the birth control drugs Yaz and Yasmin have been moved back another 90 days, the third time...

Apr 26, 2012, 15:35 ET

LDF Applauds New EEOC Guidelines That Expand Workplace Opportunity

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Apr 24, 2012, 15:10 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Settlement Funding to BP Oil Spill Plaintiffs and Attorneys Facing Further Threats to Gulf Fishing Areas

 The two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill was marked by additional delays in the settlement of ongoing litigation and reports of new...

Apr 13, 2012, 16:52 ET

The HNBA Legal Education Fund Holds Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon and Announces National Scholarship Program for Hispanic Law Students

 Yesterday, The HNBA Legal Education Fund ("The Fund") held its Inaugural Scholarship Luncheon in Portland, Oregon where it announced the...

Apr 10, 2012, 15:10 ET
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Hispanic Farmers Facing Financial Hardship Offered Lawsuit Financing by RD Legal Funding

 Qualified Hispanic American farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) between 1981 and...

Mar 30, 2012, 08:47 ET

NAACP LDF Seeks to Join Fight Against South Carolina's Discriminatory Photo ID Law

 Today, the South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and individual Black college students moved to join a lawsuit to prevent the...

Mar 29, 2012, 15:00 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Lawsuit Financing to Plaintiff Attorneys with Avandia Settlements

 Even after published studies described Avandia's dangerous side effects, Type 2 diabetes sufferers, who are at the highest risk of...

Mar 27, 2012, 15:30 ET
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RD Legal Funding Offers Financial Assistance to American Women Farmers Facing Financial Hardship Until USDA Settlements Received

American women farmers who were discriminated against by the USDA will soon have a process for settling their claims out-of-court.  However...

Mar 23, 2012, 00:40 ET

John Payton In Memoriam: 1946 - 2012

John Payton, the President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and a tireless advocate for justice,...

Mar 20, 2012, 15:15 ET
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USDA to Celebrate 150th Birthday With Days to Go to Deadline for Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement

 The USDA celebrates its 150th anniversary on May 15th  four days after the May 11th final deadline for Pigford II plaintiffs to...

Mar 20, 2012, 14:59 ET

El LDF de la NAACP busca unirse a la lucha contra la ley discriminatoria de Texas que exige la identificación con foto

Ayer, el Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund y estudiantes negros de las universidades de Prairie View A&M y Texas Southern presentaron...

Mar 20, 2012, 11:43 ET

NAACP LDF Seeks to Join Fight Against Texas' Discriminatory Photo ID Law

 Yesterday, the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund and Black college students at Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern universities...

Mar 20, 2012, 09:05 ET

NAACP LDF Seeks to Join Fight Against Texas' Discriminatory Photo ID Law

Yesterday, the Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund and Black college students at Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern universities filed...

Mar 15, 2012, 15:10 ET
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Fishermen Flounder as Details of Settlement for BP Oil Spill Await Resolution

Despite promises of quick payments, it may be months if not years before plaintiffs associated with the BP Gulf Oil Spill receive compensation....

Mar 06, 2012, 16:44 ET

Department of Education Data Show Urgent Need to Address Racial Disparities in School Discipline

 Today Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, announced the results of the latest Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) – a national...

Mar 06, 2012, 16:01 ET

LDF on 2009-10 School Year "Civil Rights Data Collection"

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. ("LDF") applauds the U.S. Department of Education on the release of its most recent "Civil...