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U.S. Department of Justice Turns Spotlight on Disparate Impact Discrimination Claims

by Dechert LLP on

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

District of Columbia Launches Fair Housing Enforcement Campaign

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

Will Mount Holly go the distance where Saint Paul did not?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

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

Mortgage Insurer Settles DOJ Discrimination Suit

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

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

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

MAP Act 90-Day Statute of Limitations Applies to Ordinances Adopted Under Authority of the Act

Plaintiffs were owners of condominium units designated "Below Market Rate" ("BMR") under the BMR Condominium Conversion Program created by the City and County of San Francisco ("City") under the authority of the Subdivision...more

"Recent Supreme Court Actions Likely to Affect Fair Lending 'Disparate Impact' Litigation and Enforcement"

Judges, practitioners and academics have debated for a number of years whether the legal theory of “disparate impact” discrimination, which the Supreme Court first articulated in the employment discrimination context, can be...more

Supreme Court to Decide Fair Housing Act “Disparate Impact” Case with Broader Fair Lending Implications

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether “disparate impact” discrimination claims are cognizable under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and, if so, how such claims should be analyzed. The Court’s decision,...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

Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Planning Commission of the County of Kauai

Answering Brief for the Appellee Kauai Springs, Inc.

by Robert Thomas on

Issues: automatic approval of zoning permits; public trust....more

Concerned Neighbors of Nashville v. Metropolitan Government

THE NATURE OF DUE PROCESS UNDER THE 14th AMENDMENT AS APPLIED TO NON-SWORN WITNESSES AND THE MEANING OF "EVIDENCE"

by Larry Woods on

I. THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE ADMINISTRATIVE PLANNING COMMISSION VIOLATED DUE PROCESS OF LAW GUARANTEES WHEN IT DID NOT REQUIRE ANY SWORN EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER FOR ITS DECISIONS II. THE METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE...more

Love in an Elevator?

by Kimberly Brown on

Municipal Codes and public apathy...more

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

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