Attorney Yaida Ford Secures $400,000 Settlement Against Paul Public Charter School amidst allegations of grade tampering

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Attorney Yaida Ford secured a $400,000 settlement against Paul Public Charter School in a case against the school for grade tampering that led to the loss of elite college opportunities for one its student athletes.  The student received offers from more than a dozen Division One schools but all schools…

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Attorney Yaida Ford Secures Settlement for Young Victim of Transit Police Attack

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Diamond Rust, was the then-20 year old mother, toting two toddlers on her way to enroll her daughter into Yu-Ying, a hard-to-get-into chinese language immersion school. Rust was traveling from Southeast DC to Northeast on a cold February day last year when she was beaten by transit police for allegedly…

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Advice for Condo and HOA Boards on Collecting Assessments During COVID19

By CC&R, community association, condo law, COVID19, HOA, HOAs, homeowners association, landlord, legislation, unit owner, unit owner's association, unit owners No Comments

  I have been getting calls and emails from clients about how condo and HOA Boards should address owners who default on assessments during COVID 19.  Condo assessments are the lifeblood for community associations and most struggle to keep up with monthly obligations when owners default.  Surely, some owners have…

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GWAC honors Yaida Ford with Trailblazer of 2018 Award

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On December 9, 2018, the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Women Lawyer’s Division of the National Bar Association bestowed the prestigious Trailblazer award to three attorneys. One of them was Yaida O. Ford, managing principal of Ford Law Pros P.C. in Washington, D.C.  At the ceremony, Ford spoke of…

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