HSPRD Wins Important Victory in Class Action Lawsuit Against Pangea Properties

HSPRD attorneys Caryn C. Lederer and Tory Tilton, along with co-counsel Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services, won an important victory in a class action lawsuit filed against Pangea Properties, one of Chicago’s largest landlords. On January 12, 2024, the judge presiding over the lawsuit fully denied Pangea’s second motion to dismiss, allowing the case to proceed and requiring Pangea to defend the allegations in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 21 current and former Pangea tenants who seek to represent a class of thousands of tenants across Pangea’s 426 Chicago multifamily properties. The lawsuit accuses Pangea of intentionally subjecting more than 10,000 Chicago residents, most of whom are low-income individuals, families, seniors, or other vulnerable individuals, to dangerous and unstable housing conditions. The lawsuit further accuses Pangea of operating and profiting from a centralized maintenance system that intentionally fails to maintain its Chicago rental properties and subjects its tenants to unsafe and substandard living conditions, including rampant mold, broken elevators, lack of heat and electricity, and severe insect and rodent infestations.

If you or someone you know experienced housing issues in a Pangea Chicago apartment, please contact us to share your story at (312) 604-2620.

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