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CFPB identifies 2017 priorities in annual fair lending report

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its new annual report covering its fair lending activities during 2016, the CFPB identifies the following three areas on which it “will increase our focus” in 2017...more

CFPB Issues its Annual Fair Lending Report and Sets its 2017 Agenda

The CFPB has issued its 2016 Fair Lending Report which provides a summary of the Bureau’s efforts in fair lending for 2016. The Report also includes an indication of the Bureau’s fair lending priorities for 2017. Here are...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

On the heels of Deutsche Bank’s $7.2 billion deal, Credit Suisse has finalized the terms of its own MBS-related settlement. The Swiss bank will pay $5.3 billion to resolve claims that it misled investors about the standards...more

CFPB issues Fall 2016 Supervisory Highlights

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In its Fall 2016 Supervisory Highlights, which covers supervision work generally completed between May and August 2016, the CFPB highlights violations found by its examiners involving origination and servicing of auto...more

The Supreme Court - June 2016 #8

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in eight cases last week: Bank of America Corp. v. Miami, No. 15-1111; Wells Fargo & Co. v. Miami, 15-1112: (1) Whether the term “aggrieved” in the Fair Housing Act imposes a...more

DOJ and Kent State University reach $145,000 Fair Housing settlement

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Kent State University (KSU) settled claims of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) related to the use of emotional support animals in university housing....more

DOJ Reaches $145,000 Settlement Over Access of Emotional Support Animal to University Housing

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Kent State University (KSU) reached a $145,000 settlement over claims of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) on January 4, 2016. In 2014, DOJ initiated a lawsuit against...more

DOJ provides guidance on service animal accommodation for housing and beyond

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

According to a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) settlement, some pets are allowed in the house. HUD filed and settled a civil rights lawsuit against RiverBay Corporation, a New York City-based affordable housing cooperative...more

Federal Court Determines That The Fair Housing Act Applies To University Housing

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In United States of America v. University of Nebraska at Kearney, et al., the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted partial summary judgment against the University of Nebraska at Kearny in a case...more

CFPB’s ECOA disparate impact test finds support in HUD’s FHA “Discriminatory Effects” final rule

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In April 2102, the CFPB issued a bulletin to confirm that it plans to apply a disparate impact test in exercising its supervisory and enforcement authority under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Regulation B. The...more

Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

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

Gender Identity Will Become A Protected Class In Massachusetts

The Massachusetts legislature has amended its state anti-discrimination law to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in employment, insurance, housing, lending, credit and education. The legislation also expanded...more

Massachusetts Enacts Law Prohibiting Discrimination Against Transgendered Individuals

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Last week, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity,” also known as the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill. This law, which will go into effect in July 2012, extends the state’s...more

Massachusetts Enacts Transgender Equal Rights Bill

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On November 23, 2011, Governor Patrick signed into law House Bill 3810, “An Act Relative To Gender Identity.” The new law protects transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit by...more

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