LAKELAND, Tenn. — A Lakeland mobile home park is coming under fire, accused of discriminating against Hispanic families.
In a lawsuit filed Friday, the attorney for one family alleges the owner of the Canada Trace Mobile Home Community evicted them because of their race, and said they’re not the only ones.
But the property owner’s lawyer claimed there was a long history of issues.
Memphis attorney Aaron Neglia represents the family, who’s lived at the mobile home park since 2011.
But he said a month ago – out of nowhere – they were served an eviction notice.
“They’re accusing them of being members of the cartel and drug-dealers selling kilos of marijuana outside of their trailer,” Neglia said. “These individuals have never been in trouble, they’ve never been arrested, they’ve never been investigated by the police.”
He said the property owner has no proof to back up those allegations and is kicking the family out because of their race – a move the lawsuit claims is in violation