Shane Lanham, a Maryland appraiser, has found himself in a difficult situation as he is being sued in The United States District Court of Maryland. However, he is not backing down and fully intends to fight these allegations through trial. In addition, he is countersuing the accusers for defamation and seeking $500,000 in damages.
Lanham firmly believes that the accusations of racism against him are baseless and he has engaged a consultant with significant experience in handling such cases. To ensure he has the best chance of success, Mr. Lanham has engaged a consultant with extensive experience in similar cases. However, due to the limited funds available through his insurance policy, which only covers $100,000, Mr. Lanham is seeking to raise an additional $50,000 through a GoFundMe campaign. This will enable him to cover the expenses of both defending himself from the false allegations and prosecuting the defamation case. Shane Lanham is committed to seeing this case through to the end and is grateful for any support in his pursuit of justice.
This case has the potential to set a precedent for all appraisers. If Shane is successful in his fight, it will be a victory for all appraisers who face baseless accusation of bias.
Click here for his GoFundMe page and to donate.
Hi, my name is Shane Lanham, and I am an independent fee appraiser of residential real estate. You may or may not have heard, but I have been wrongfully accused of intentionally assigning a low value to a home in Baltimore City because of the owner’s race; I am currently being sued in The United States District Court of Maryland. I am positive that I am not the person I have been made out to be in this lawsuit, or the large media outlets that have covered the situation, and I am confident in the appraisal that I completed. I fully intend to fight this allegation through trial. I am also countersuing the accusers for defamation and have engaged a consultant with significant experience in these types of cases. Through an insurance policy I carry, I have limited funds (only $100,000) to cover the costs of the lawsuit through investigation, discovery, motions, and trial. However, my understanding is that the $100,000 amount will not be enough to take this case through trial both defending myself from the false allegations and prosecuting the defamation case. My goal is to raise $50,000 through this GoFundMe to cover the lawsuit costs that my insurance policy will not, and that I cannot personally afford. Any money not used will be donated to The National Association of Appraisers (NAA) to help fund scholarships for those trying to enter the field but cannot afford the costs associated with doing so. Thank you for your donations.
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