Excerpted from Infobytes , a weekly electronic
newsletter on developments in financial services law from BuckleySandler LLP .
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The United States Department of Justice has commenced an action against the Town of Oyster Bay on Long Island for violating the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3601 et seq., [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In its complaint...
A morning out fishing on the lake ended up in a lawsuit between two residents of a gated community. In Chrzanowski v. Harriz, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], plaintiff and defendant were both members...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealeys) In what
the U.S. Department of Justice is calling the second largest fair lending
settlement in the department's history, Wells Fargo Bank NA today agreed to pay
more than $175 million to settle claims in a District...
By the Consumer Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Groups
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a final rule that provides that if a practice has a "discriminatory effect," HUD or a private plaintiff can establish...
By Michael W. Skojec and Claire Ana-Perot McLamore
The Office of Human Rights for the District of Columbia recently announced a new advertising campaign to educate residents about anti-discrimination laws related to housing. The campaign seeks to...
Updates for the Week of May 28, 2014
Did the Landlord Discriminate Against a Disabled Tenant by Refusing to Terminate His Lease Early ? Colleen and David rented an apartment in Virginia for $1900 a month with a $1900 advance security deposit. About...
By members of the Consumer Financial Services Group
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced the settlement of a Fair Housing Act lawsuit against the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), which the DOJ described as "the department's...
Cases in Real Estate
is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and
explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for
appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners...
Building Developer Agrees to Accessibility Retrofits, Additional Inspections, and Fund to Compensate Aggrieved Persons; Suit Against Architect Goes Forward
The United States Departmentg of Justice has agreed to a settlement by consent decree of...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a proposed rule for complying with the Fair Housing Act’s requirement that HUD program participants affirmatively further fair housing.
HUD currently requires local governments...
A Pittsburgh-based law firm, which has filed more than 100 class action lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) in federal district courts throughout the United States against banks on behalf of a plaintiff who alleged that...
Innocent Small Talk Apparently Illegal, According to Boston Fair Housing Commission.
The seemingly innocent question posed by a Boston rental agent to Gladys Linder when they were searching for an apartment was “Where are you from?”...
By Michael W. Skojec and Claire Ana-Perot Tracey, Ballard Spahr LLP
Recently, managers of rental homes settled with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) after the managers discriminated against a woman with several children by unlawfully denying housing...
Fair Housing Advocates Get Major Victory at U.S. Supreme Court
While everyone in America was focused on the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, at the end of its Term, the Court also issued an important opinion under federal...