RGR Company, LLC v. Lincoln Commission on Human Rights

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RGR Company, LLC v. Lincoln Commission on Human Rights

Case Number
S-15-0076
Call Date
December 2, 2015
Court Number
Lancaster
Case Summary

S-15-0076, RGR Company, LLC (Appellant) v. Lincoln Commission on Human Rights o/b/o Lionel Simeus

Lancaster County, Hon. Lori A. Maret

Attorneys: Melanie J. Whittamore-Mantzios (Wolfe Snowden) (Appellant)--- Jeffrey R. Kirkpatrick, City Attorney, and Jocelyn W. Golden, Assistant City Attorney

Civil:Housing Discrimination

Proceedings below: District court affirmed orders of the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights in which the Commission found that RGR Company, LLC, had engaged in housing discrimination against Lionel Simeus. Commission awarded Simeus general and compensatory damages and imposed a civil penalty on RGR.

Issues: Whether district court erred when it did not find that 1) there was insufficient evidence to prove that RGR discriminated against Simeus based on his race and national origin, 2) the Commission made no finding as to whether RGR was aware that Simeus was from Haiti, 3) the Commission violated its own rules by relying on hearsay evidence, 4) there was insufficient evidence to award general and compensatory damages and to impose a civil penalty, and 5) Simeus was not a credible witness.