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Supreme Court Slams The Brakes On Challenge To Disparate Act
Posted on 19 Aug 2015 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Donald Kaufman and Emily Hart* As of now, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits dealers from unintentional, or “disparate impact,” discrimination in setting dealer reserves in auto financing. This disparate impact can... Read More

Third Time's the Charm? Supreme Court Agrees Again To Hear FHA Disparate Impact Case
Posted on 10 Nov 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Michael W. Skojec, Sharon Wilson Géno, Bryan J. Harrison, Christopher J. Willis, John L. Culhane, Jr., and Peter N. Cubita The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed for the third time in recent history to decide whether disparate impact claims... Read More

Disparate Impact to Supreme Court Again?
Posted on 25 Jun 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Michael W. Skojec, Bryan J. Harrison, Christopher J. Willis, and John L. Culhane, Jr. Yet another Fair Housing Act disparate impact case may find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. After losing on appeal at the Fifth Circuit in March, the Texas... Read More