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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

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

After Settlement of Housing Discrimination Disparate Impact Claim, Federal Efforts to Reform Auto Lending Based on Disparate Impact Theory Gain Steam
Posted on 1 Jan 2014 by Troutman Sanders

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... 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: On... 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

SCOTUS Recognizes Disparate Impact Liability Under Fair Housing Act, But With Limitations
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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... Read More

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