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Ballard Spahr LLP: DOJ’s Fair Lending Case Conflates Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Claims
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By members of the Consumer Financial Services Group In its latest fair lending lawsuit, the Department of Justice appears to be dodging an important legal question that the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to answer this term, but never did due to the... Read More

Feds File Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Predominately Caucasian Long Island Town For Encouraging Developers To Award Housing To Residents
Posted on 30 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Mortgage Insurer Settles DOJ Discrimination Suit
Posted on 18 May 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More

Sutherland Legal Alert: Supreme Court to Decide Fair Housing Act “Disparate Impact” Case with Broader Fair Lending Implications
Posted on 16 Nov 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

By Tom Byrne , Valerie Sanders , and Dan Schlueter On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether "disparate impact" discrimination claims are cognizable under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and, if so, how such claims should... Read More

BuckleySandler LLP:HUD Issues Proposed Disparate Impact Rule
Posted on 18 Nov 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: http://www.buckleysandler.com/infobyte-detail/infobytes-november-11-2011 On... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: DOJ Settles 'Pattern or Practice' Fair Lending Case
Posted on 17 Sep 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group The Department of Justice's "pattern or practice" fair lending lawsuit against GFI Mortgage Bankers, Inc. has resulted in a settlement that requires GFI to pay a total of $3.555 million, consisting... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Dismissal of Fair Housing Case Perpetuates Uncertainty on Disparate Impact Claims
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group On February 10, the parties to Magner v. Gallagher agreed to the dismissal of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court, after all briefing was complete and less than three weeks before the scheduled oral argument... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Disparate Impact Under Fair Housing Act Returns to Supreme Court
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Consumer Financial Services Group The U.S. Supreme Court lost its opportunity to decide this term whether disparate impact claims are available under the Fair Housing Act, but the question may be on the Court's docket next year now that... 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: http://www.buckleysandler.com/infobytes/issues/infobytes_june_10_2011/ ... Read More