In 2010, HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity conducted a review of two programs within the Housing Authority for compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. HUD sent two letters to Janie Weeks, who was the Executive Director of the Housing Authority for the City of Opp, Alabama, advising her that the office did not comply with these federal statutes.
In 1996, SUFI Network Services and the U.S. Air Force entered into a 15-year agreement to install and operate landline telephone systems in lodging facilities on military bases throughout Germany. The Air Force promised SUFI it would be the exclusive long distance operator, but the agreement was cut short when the Air Force breached the contract by refusing to disable communal phones used by guests to avoid long-distance charges and required SUFI to allow the use of calling cards from competing long-distance service providers. After ten years of litigation, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims awarded SUFI over $110 million in contract damages, including more than $58 million in lost profits. The Court also awarded SUFI attorneys’ fees and interest on attorneys’ fees under its contract, but denied SUFI’s request for overhead and lost profits it incurred pursuing its claim for attorneys’ fees.