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California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, Civil Code Section 51, generally provides that all persons within California are free and equal, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability,...more
On January 2, HUD announced that a lender agreed to settle a claim that it refused to provide FHA financing to a lesbian couple. HUD noted that the agreement is the first enforcement action taken under a rule finalized in...more
On December 21, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) announced that it filed with HUD a housing discrimination complaint against a major insurance company regarding the offering of hazard insurance in a certain...more
As part of its aggressive program to protect consumers in financial matters, the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) has announced that it is prepared to adopt a controversial “disparate impact” theory of liability...more
The city council of Boise, Idaho voted this month to extend anti-discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations to its residents, the second city to...more
On September 30, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills applicable to California employers that were passed by the Legislature during its 2011-2012 regular session. We are providing this brief summary to...more
On September 24, Representatives Lamar Smith (R-TX), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), and Darrell Issa (R-CA), along with Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder alleging that Assistant...more
Federal fair lending laws prohibit discrimination in credit transactions. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”) and the Fair Housing Act prohibit discrimination in mortgage lending on the basis of certain factors...more
On September 18, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts decertified a class of borrowers who allege that their mortgage lender violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Housing Act by allowing...more
On September 18, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released data collected in 2011 under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)....more
Fair lending is back with a giant thud!
In addition to the regulatory burdens imposed by the Dodd-Frank Act, financial institutions must now adjust to the potential of a new round of discrimination claims that are...more
On August 27, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved a settlement between the DOJ and GFI Mortgage Bankers, Inc., a nonbank mortgage lender, resolving allegations that certain of the lender’s...more
On August 8, Fannie Mae issued three servicing announcements. The first, Announcement SVC-2012-13, reminds servicers that under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, Fannie Mae must promote diversity through (i) the...more
The Office of Human Rights for the District of Columbia recently announced a new advertising campaign to educate residents about anti-discrimination laws related to housing. The campaign seeks to expand awareness and educate...more
On July 12, the DOJ announced a settlement with a national bank to resolve allegations that the bank engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers in its mortgage...more
On June 11, the New Jersey Township of Mount Holly petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case involving the use of disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act. Specifically, Mount Holly asks the Court to...more
The Township of Mount Holly, New Jersey has filed a petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court raising the issue of whether disparate impact claims are available under the Fair Housing Act. You can see a copy of the...more
Hotel and resort owners are keenly interested in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), because of its multiple requirements for removing accessibility barriers that hinder disabled persons from use of...more
Originally published in Washington Legal Foundation, Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 27 No. 11 on June 8, 2012.
The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a Fair Housing Act rule that would increase...more
A new survey released last week shows that immigrants, the disabled, and families with children aren’t welcome some places. Immigrants face the greatest hardships in finding legal recourse for housing discrimination,...more
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 first involving...more
On April 17, the National Fair Housing Alliance and certain of its member organizations (collectively NFHA) filed an administrative complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development alleging discriminatory...more
Last week we posted about plans by the National Fair Housing Alliance and certain of its member organizations to file administrative complaints and/or lawsuits against multiple financial institutions for alleged...more
Govenor Patrick recently signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity”. The Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in a variety of areas, including education, housing, credit and employment. ...more
According to reports, the National Fair Housing Alliance and several of its member organizations (collectively NFHA) indicated this week that they plan to take legal action against multiple financial institutions for alleged...more
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