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...
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...
By David N. Anthony , John C. Lynch , Alan D. Wingfield , Michael E. Lacy , Paige S. Fitzgerald , and Nicholas R. Klaiber
Few U.S. Supreme Court consumer protection cases over the past year were as closely watched and anxiously anticipated as Mount...
Excerpted from Infobytes , a weekly electronic
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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...
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...
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...