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Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact: What are the Practical Consequences for Mortgage Lenders?
Posted on 30 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By J.P. McGuire Boyd, Jr. , Alan B. Clark & Camden R. Webb The Supreme Court has held that disparate impact claims are valid under the federal Fair Housing Act (the “FHA”). In essence, this means that liability under the FHA can... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: ‘Testers’ Target Maryland Landlords for Possible Race Bias in Rentals
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Michael W. Skojec A recent federal lawsuit brought by a Maryland equal housing advocacy group should serve as a warning to owners of apartment complexes in counties across the State of Maryland that they, too, may soon be secretly investigated... Read More

NY Attorney General Files Redlining Lawsuit Alleging Mortgage Discrimination
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The New York Attorney General filed a complaint earlier this month in a New York federal court against a national bank headquartered in the state and its holding company alleging that the defendants violated the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), [ enhanced... Read More

The Landlords Strike Back! AG’s $38,000 Craigslist Rental Discrimination Penalty Struck Down
Posted on 3 Jun 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

Attorney General’s Office Accused of Smearing Local Landlords In Press A Craigslist rental ad posted online for merely 8 days turned into a complete nightmare for a Melrose father and son who claim that Attorney General Martha Coakley’s... Read More

BuckleySandler LLP: HUD Challenges Pregnancy Discrimination in Home Mortgage Lending
Posted on 16 Jun 2011 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Excerpted from Infobytes , a weekly electronic newsletter on developments in financial services law from BuckleySandler LLP . For the full issue of Infobytes , click here: ... Read More

Feds Sue Major NYC Developers To Remedy Pattern/Practice Of Inaccessible Design And Construction Of Apartment Buildings
Posted on 27 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The United States has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in federal court alleging that Related Companies, Inc. (“Related”), a major real estate developer based in New York City, has engaged in a pattern and practice of developing rental... Read More

Real Cases in Real Estate By Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – March 5, 2014 Update
Posted on 6 Mar 2014 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Updates for the Week of March 5, 2014 A prison is not a residence for purposes of the Iowa Civil Rights Act’s prohibition of housing discrimination . Inmate Melissa Renda complained to the Iowa Civil Rights Commission that after she filed... Read More