APALC advocates for civil rights through lawsuits that seek to enforce and expand protections for low-income and immigrant communities, set legal precedent on civil rights matters and change discriminatory institutional practices. Our key cases have challenged:
APALC has participated in major civil rights cases challenging unconstitutional laws that harm communities we represent (e.g., SB1070 in Arizona, Proposition 187 in California) in coalition with our civil rights partners.
APALC has litigated cases on behalf of limited English speaking immigrants who are frequent targets of consumer fraud and APALC has successfully represented diverse plaintiffs – Chinese, Filipino, Korean, young families, elderly veterans – in cases ranging from foreclosure rescue scams to deceptive sales practices.
APALC has successfully litigated numerous cases on behalf of low wage workers from a wide range of communities based on our innovative model of litigating for social change, which incorporates clients in decision-making and strategizing and has been instrumental to empowering workers and imposing accountability in key industries like the garment industry.
APALC has successfully litigated cases challenging English-only policies by cities and employers (e.g., Monterey Park, CA, hospitals, casinos), as well as racially discriminatory employment practices and education policies (e.g., Abercrombie & Fitch, University of California, Berkeley).
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