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U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Disparate Impact Liability Under the Fair Housing Act

On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Docket No. 13-1371, a case that focuses on whether claims based on…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Federal Law Changed to Allow Financial Institutions to Offer Savings Promotion Giveaways

Recent federal legislation paves the way for financial institutions in New York State to start offering promotions on savings accounts beginning September 23, 2015…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

Can Public Schools Ban “I Can’t Breathe” T-Shirts?

Citing safety concerns, Fort Bragg High School, a public high school located in Mendocino County CA, decided on December 26, 2014 to ban athletes from wearing t-shirts with the slogan “I Can’t Breathe” – the words uttered by…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education

Can Saks Fifth Avenue Legally Discriminate Against Transgender Employees?

Saks Fifth Avenue’s latest fashion trend is receiving mixed reviews from critics across the nation. According to a discrimination and retaliation complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Department of Justice Switches Sides: Title VII Now Prohibits Transgender Discrimination

On December 18, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder, in an unanticipated move, revised the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (“Title VII”),…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

FDIC Issues Guidance Taking a Very Broad View of What Are Considered “Brokered Deposits”

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") has issued guidance in the form of "Frequently Asked Questions" for identifying, accepting, and reporting brokered deposits (the "Guidance"). While the Guidance is not intended…more
| Finance & Banking

When Being Ethical Pays Off – Countrywide Whistleblower Gets $56.7 Million Payout

A former executive at mortgage lender, Countrywide Financial, is about to become an extremely wealthy man. Edward O’Donnell is set to collect $57.6 million from Bank of America, for his role in exposing fraudulent activity at…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Government Contracting

U.S. Department of Education Finds Harvard Law School To Be In Violation of Title IX

It may seem hard to believe – but even one of the most prestigious law schools in the country got mixed in the U.S. Department of Education’s recent crackdown on campus sexual misconduct…more
| Civil Rights, Education

Changes Come to Wage and Hour Law of New York State

Two laws passed by the New York State Legislature have changed certain provisions in the State’s wage and hour laws. First, carrying out the provisions of a law passed some time ago, New York’s minimum wage is increased…more
| Labor & Employment Law

CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Servicing Rules

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has proposed several amendments to the mortgage servicing rules under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”) and the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) (collectively,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Expanded Cyber Security Examination Procedures

As part of an ongoing effort to combat cyber attacks on financial institutions and promote enhanced cyber security, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has issued expanded examination procedures focusing…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Wage Exemption Amount for Restraining Notices and Levies under New York State Law to Increase to $2,100 as of December 31, 2014

Under New York’s Exempt Income Protection Act (“EIPA”), certain funds in deposit accounts are exempt from most restraining notices and levies. One exemption under the EIPA is for an amount deemed to be protected wages, with the…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

The New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Regulations against Abusive, Deceptive and Unfair Debt Collection Practices

The New York State Department of Financial Service has issued new regulations against abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices. These new regulations, which are effective on March 3, 2015, will provide new…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Rolling Stone Retracts UVA Article Detailing Alleged Gang Rape

We previously reported that on November 19, 2014, Rolling Stone published an article titled “A Rape on Campus” by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. The article offers a brutal account of an alleged sexual assault of a freshman student, who…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Education

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act – Granting Equal Rights to Being Treated Poorly?

In 1978 Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Why then in 2014, over forty-five years later, is…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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