Paul Hancock

Paul Hancock

K&L Gates LLP

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Inclusive Communities Excluded from Court—Plaintiff Can’t Meet Supreme Court Standard for Disparate-Impact Claims under the Fair...

K&L Gates LLP previously observed that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recognition of disparate-impact claims under the Fair Housing Act in Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc....more

9/12/2016 - Discrimination Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act (FHA) SCOTUS Texas Dept of Housing v Inclusive Communities

HUD’s Approach to Disparate Impact Remains Under Fire—Lending Trade Associations Weigh In

K&L Gates LLP recently presented the views of the major banking and lending trade associations, as amici curiae, in a federal challenge to HUD’s Fair Housing Act disparate-impact rule. The views expressed are those of the...more

8/5/2016 - Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act (FHA) HUD Texas Dept of Housing v Inclusive Communities Title VII

Not Starry-Eyed: Massachusetts Imposes Rigorous Standard on Fair Housing Disparate Impact Claims in Burbank Apartments

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) recently answered the question of whether the Massachusetts anti-discrimination statute Chapter 151B recognizes a disparate impact theory of discrimination. In Burbank...more

5/3/2016 - Affordable Housing Apartments Disparate Impact Disparate Treatment Fair Housing Act (FHA) HUD MA Supreme Court Residential Real Estate Market Section 8 Texas Dept of Housing v Inclusive Communities Title VII

The Supreme Court Recognizes but Limits Disparate Impact in its Fair Housing Act Decision

On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, upheld the application of disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) in Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc....more

6/29/2015 - Affordable Housing Discrimination Disparate Impact Disparate Treatment Fair Housing Act (FHA) Race Discrimination SCOTUS Texas Dept of Housing v Inclusive Communities

Mortgage Lenders File Brief with Supreme Court Arguing That Fair Housing Act Does Not Support Disparate-Impact Claims

On November 24, 2014, K&L Gates filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the American Financial Services Association, the Consumer Mortgage Coalition, the Independent Community Bankers of America, and...more

12/2/2014 - DHCA v Inclusive Communities Project Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act (FHA) Mortgage Lenders SCOTUS

Township of Mount Holly: The United States Supreme Court Considers Whether the Fair Housing Act Recognizes Disparate-Impact...

On September 3, 2013, K&L Gates LLP filed a brief as amici curiae before the United States Supreme Court in Township of Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc., a case in which the Court will consider...more

9/5/2013 - Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act (FHA) Mount Holly v Mt. Holly Citizens in Action SCOTUS

HUD Final Rule on Disparate Impact under the Fair Housing Act

On February 8, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD” or the “Department”) finalized its controversial discriminatory effects rule (the “final rule” or “discriminatory effects rule”), thus formalizing...more

3/13/2013 - Discrimination Disparate Impact Dodd-Frank Fair Housing Act (FHA) Final Rules HMDA HUD

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