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The Supreme Court - May 01, 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in two cases today: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne Int’l Drilling Co., No. 15-423: Respondent companies brought suit in federal court against...more

West Coast Real Estate Update - April 2017 #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Assembly Member Proposes Bill to Limit Abuse of Service Animal Accommodations - As dogs have transitioned from children's backyard playmates to must-have accessories while their owners are shopping or dining,...more

DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Minnesota Bank Over Alleged Minority Redlining Practices

by Goodwin on

On January 13, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against a Minnesota bank, stemming from allegations that the bank engaged in illegal “redlining” of minority neighborhoods in the...more

Redlining Action Against BancorpSouth: The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Join Forces

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Late last year, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) brought a joint action against Hudson City Savings Bank (“Hudson Bank”) for redlining. Hudson Bank, based in New Jersey,...more

CFPB and DOJ Propose $10.6 Million Settlement in Discriminatory Lending Action

by Goodwin on

On June 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPPB) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a joint enforcement action against a regional bank for alleged discriminatory mortgage lending in violation of the Equal...more

Five Surprising Facts About the Inclusive Communities Case

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In the Supreme Court’s recent, landmark decision in Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., 576 U.S. ___, 2015 WL 2473449 (Jun. 25, 2015), the Court held that, while disparate...more

HUD Obtains $200 Million in Community Investment to Resolve Redlining Allegations against Midwest Mortgage Lender

by Goodwin on

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reached a settlement agreement with Associated Bank concerning allegations that the Bank violated Section 804(b) of the Fair Housing Act. According to the...more

Recent HUD Enforcement Actions Highlight Risks of Loan Discrimination Against Those on Maternity/Paternity Leave

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The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) recently entered into settlement agreements with two lenders that allegedly discriminated against mortgage loan applicants based on their maternity leave status....more

L.A. Sues JPMorgan Over Discriminatory Mortgage Lending Practices

On Friday, May 30, 2014, asserting that “[i]t is axiomatic that banks should not make discriminatory loans”, the City of Los Angeles filed a two-count complaint against JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Federal Court for the Central...more

DOJ And CFPB Team Up To Take On Auto And Mortgage Lenders

by Carlton Fields on

The CFPB and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are joining forces to pursue damages and penalties against consumer lenders for violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) in pricing consumer loans....more

Raising the Bar: HUD Issues New Rule Imposing More Demanding Standard for Defending Against Discrimination Claims Under the Fair...

by White & Case LLP on

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a new rule to formalize a national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as the result of a...more

CFPB: Mortgage Originator Violations

by Jonathan Foxx on

Yesterday, I outlined for you the features of the CFPB's requisites of a Compliance Management System (CMS). My observations were based on the CFPB's newsletter, entitled Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2012, an issuance to the...more

HUD Proposal Would Impose “Disparate Impact” Regulation on Property Insurance

by K&L Gates LLP on

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

K&L Gates Files Federal Pro Bono Action to Challenge Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

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On March 6, 2012, K&L Gates LLP filed a federal lawsuit challenging an allegedly discriminatory and otherwise unlawful foreclosure rescue scam targeted to Hispanic homeowners in Northern Virginia. The National and Washington...more

Fee Award is Overturned in Alleged Housing Discrimination Matter

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. Mayr, 2011 DJDAR 2265 (2011), the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District decided a unique attorney fee case in an alleged housing discrimination...more

Weekly Law Resume - October 14, 2010: Unruh Act - Tenant Unable to Establish Unruh Claim Against Apartment Owner and Manager

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Ramirez v. Wong Court of Appeal, Second District (October 6, 2010) The attraction for Unruh Civil Rights claims by plaintiffs is the ability to recover attorneys' fees, along with the potential for an award of penalties...more

New Rights for Tenants Living in Foreclosed Properties

by Jeffrey Feuer on

The Massachusetts Legislature has passed a new law providing significant protections for tenants facing eviction by banks which have foreclosed on a property where the tenants are living....more

Fighting Foreclosures and Evictions

by Jeffrey Feuer on

A booklet developed for the Street Law Project of the National Lawyers Guild. How tenants and former homeowners can fight back against evictions and foreclosures....more

County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Opinion of the Court

by Robert Thomas on

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County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Reply Brief for the Appellant

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County of Hawaii v. C&J Coupe Family Ltd. P'ship

Opening Brief for the Appellant

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Department of Justice & Major Continuing Care Provider Enter Into Groundbreaking Consent Order

by Lane Powell PC on

On August 27, 2007, the United States Department of Justice and Covenant Retirement Communities West, Inc. (“Covenant”) entered into a Consent Order resolving United States of America v. Covenant Retirement Communities West,...more

Maui Tomorrow v. State of Hawaii, Board of Land and Natural Resources

Opinion of the Court

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Frustaci v. City of South Portland

$300,000.00 verdict against City Hall affirmed!

by James Haddow on

City council exceeded its authority by discontinuing public road access to private land without compensating the owner of the affected parcel. Owner was entitled to damages equal to the difference between the value of the...more

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